There are a laundry list of reasons laptops are better devices for the classroom than iPads, but despite that iPads have been “a thing” in education since they were introduced. Apparently schools in Maine have finally woken up from the fever dream and will be swapping their iPads for Macbooks.
The first line of the article is the most revelatory (emphasis added):
Apple and the Maine Department of Education have offered to swap school iPads for MacBooks at no additional cost, after it emerged that students and teachers overwhelmingly favor the use of laptops in class.
Apple is helping them make this change at no additional cost? When does Apple do anything at no additional cost? That’s very telling.