Reblogged from Diane Ravitch’s blog
Annie Gilbertson of KPCC in Los Angeles reports that internal emails show that district officials met and emailed Apple and Pearson a year before the bidding process for new technology and software began.
“Emails obtained by KPCC show Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy personally began meeting with Pearson and Apple to discuss the eventual purchase of their products starting nearly a year before the contract went out to public bid.
“Detailed in dozens of emails, the early private talks included everything from prices – about $160 million over five years – to tech support. Read more>>