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What does the recent LA School District “iPads-for-all” debacle tell us about the structural changes gripping the US K-12 educational system?

What does the recent LA School District “iPads-for-all” debacle tell us about the structural changes gripping the US K-12 educational system?

In the realm of education and technology, a central question of concern to both researchers and policymakers is why there continues to be such vast amounts of resources invested in education technology without substantial evidence that the promises of such technologies are being fulfilled. OII DPhil student Paige Mustain discusses this question in the context of the recent tech-centered incidents riddling the Los Angeles Unified School District, in which plans were announced to place iPads in the hands of all 640,000 of its students.