LAUSD High Schoolers Hack Their New iPads
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The police chief at LA Unified says maybe the distribution of iPads to all students ought to be delayed. It took hundreds of kids at several high schools just one week to find out how to hack through security so they could surf the Internet. Now there are concerns about security for a program expected to cost one billion dollars when it's all over. Also, Governor Brown has signed a bill that will give California workers the highest minimum wage in the nation. We hear how much it's going up, how soon, and how it's still controversial.
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, high-pitched political drama continues on Capitol Hill but, despite the rhetoric, enrollment for Obamacare will begin on Tuesday. We hear what that could mean for millions of Americans, their employers, insurance companies and health-care providers.
California to Raise Minimum Wage to $10 an Hour ()
Governor Brown celebrated in Los Angeles today, then flew to Oakland to put his signature on a bill that will increase California's minimum wage for the first time since 2008. Democrats in the Legislature were all for it, but Republicans said it would do more harm than good. Sharon Bernstein reports from Sacramento for the Reuters News Service.
- Sharon Bernstein: Reuters
If You Give Kids iPads, Can You Keep Them off the Web? ()
All students at LA Unified will be issued iPads under a program estimated to cost a billion dollars. But it turns out there's a hitch. Three hundred students at Theodore Roosevelt High School alone have hacked through security in order to surf the Internet. Howard Blume reports on education for the LA Times.
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