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Auburn, Maine Superintendent Tom Morrill believes iPads are an essential tool for Kindergarden learning at a total cost of $200,000. Apple offered a special deal of $475 for each iPad and Superintendent Morrill will look at the budget and grants to fund this "essential to that is even more important than a book."
Not everyone agrees. Auburn school parent Nicole Fortin said: “It’s crazy! I look at all of the budgetary restraints we have. Our school system loses money every year to certain things. This is a lot to put in the hands of a 5-year-old.”
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It's safer than giving a 15 year old the keys to a Vett, the IPad isn't likely to kill them. Property damage is another story, it's likely to kill the taxpayers. If a district hands out a thousand of these things to four and five year olds in September, how many will be lost, left out in the rain, or in the driveway, thrown out car windows or otherwise destoyed by June....
They are wonderful, they are cute, they are little kids Little kids break things, you don't give them $500.00 toys.