iPads for everyone!
Someday in the not-so-distant future, all third- through sixth-graders at Encinitas Union School District schools could be using iPads instead of textbooks as part of the district's plan to upgrade technology.
The district recently bought 40 of the tablet computers for teachers and administrators to use to determine whether they're the best digital tool for the classroom, Superintendent Tim Baird said.
Even aside from the fast obsolescence of personal technology devices like iPads, what's the expected lifespan of an iPad that gets banged around in a kid's backpack every day? Those kids will still be burdened by the $44 million bond on their property taxes long after the last iPad has crashed and today's kindergarteners have long since graduated high school.