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The Ratliff report: one view of the iPad program gone awry

LA School Report | August 27, 2014

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Monica Ratliff LAUSD school board meeting 8.26.2014

Monica Ratliff, District 6 Board Member

It’s long. It’s detailed. And it’s dry.

But here it is, LA Unified board member Monica Ratliff’s report to her colleagues on the work of The Common Core Technology Project Ad Hoc Committee. She was chair.

By now, most people know the iPad program didn’t go swimmingly, leading Superintendent John Deasy to suspend it this week and reopen a bid process that would continue the effort to get digital devices to all 650,000 district students.

In her report, which she alone wrote, Ratliff offers recommendations for how to avoid problems in the future. And just what happened this time? In short, she concludes, the district messed up. Big time.

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