LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy has announced that his $1 billion plan to get iPads for every student is over. He wants to solicit new bids for the future. Deasy acted this week after emails obtained by news organizations revealed a cozy relationship between him and Apple, the maker of iPads—and between both Deasy and a former assistant with Pearson, which produces educational software. Can Deasy survive? Raphael Sonenshein is Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute and a long-time student of politics in Los Angeles.