Superintendent Deasy on iPad Controversy

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The $1 billion dollar iPad program in L.A’s public schools is now on hold. Superintendent John Deasy has halted the rollout after an internal report questioned the awarding of the contract to Apple, which makes iPads, and Pearson, the company developing the curriculum for the tablets. Emails suggest that Deasy and other LAUSD officials strategized with Apple and Pearson before the contract was put out to bid. And the report suggests the bidding rules were altered to favor Pearson and Apple.  

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Guest:
John Deasy - Los Angeles Unified School District - @DrDeasyLAUSD

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott