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LA students get iPads, crack firewall, play games

October 5, 2013 • Business


This Oct. 1, 2013 photo showing Roosevelt High School students Carlos Espinoza and Maria Aguilera talk during an interview in Los Angeles. They were among two of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 650,000 students to receive iPads under a district plan to supply every student and teacher with one of the tablets by next year. Espinoza says he quickly cracked the iPad’s security settings and used it to go on Facebook. Aguilera says district officials shouldn’t have been surprised that hundreds of high school students would do that. (AP Photo/John Rogers)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Education officials in the nation’s second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out.

Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, as administrators envisioned, more than 300 Los Angeles Unified School District students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook and playing video games.

“‘Temple Run.’ ‘Subway Surfing.’ Oh, and some car racing game I can’t remember the name of,” said freshman Stephany Romero, laughing as she described the games she saw fellow Roosevelt High School students playing in Login to read more

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