Senate President pro tem Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, said this afternoon that legislators and state educators are considering an offer from Apple Computers to introduce iPads into middle school classrooms in Georgia, as a substitute for books.
“Last week we met with Apple Computers, and they have a really promising program where they come in and their recommending to middle schools – for $500 per child per year, they will furnish every child with an iPad, wi-fi the system, provide all the books on the system, all the upgrades, all the teacher training – and the results they’re getting from these kids is phenomenal.”
The idea would be to use electronic tablets as a substitute for printed books. Said the Senate president pro tem:
We’re currently spending about $40 million a year on books. And they last about seven years. We have books that don’t even have 9/11. This is the way kids are