The Los Angeles Unified School District announced last week that it will stop buying Apple iPads that come loaded with Pearson digital courses.
District officials said they will seek to recoup the costs of licenses for the curriculum that the school system paid for but has been unable to use. Thus far, the district has paid Apple almost $73.7 million for 120,400 iPads loaded with Pearson courses.
In a statement, Pearson acknowledged “challenges with the initial adoption, but we stand by the quality of our performance.” Apple did not respond.
A version of this article appeared in the April 22, 2015 edition of Education Week as L.A. Demands Refund For iPad-Based Curricula