Would you rather have a personal iPad in class or a water faucet that works? Two Los Angeles teachers assert that their school district has neglected basic upkeep and repairs in favor of purchasing expensive tablet computers, leaving classrooms in a condition reminiscent of a "Third World" country.
To highlight deteriorating conditions at the L.A. Unified School District, Matthew Kogan and another unidentified teacher created the Facebook page "Repairs Not IPads." The site shows damning images of the schools and criticizes the district's budget spending plan — namely, the $1 billion iPad program that would provide a portable computer to every student and teacher.
In December, the site displayed a photo of a large cockroach crawling on a plate near a dirty faucet. On Monday, there was a picture of a toilet completely disconnected from the wall: