Walton High School’s new iPad reliance rankles parents

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Walton High School’s new iPad reliance rankles parents

A Cobb County high school’s new reliance on iPads for classroom work has some worrying students without them could be left behind.

Walton High School is directing parents of its nearly 2,600 students to buy iPads for their children to use in classroom assignments starting this month. School officials have said iPads would be available for check-out for students who couldn’t afford or didn’t own them, but only about a dozen are being provided for those students to use.

That’s not enough, say some parents who fear students without their own iPad will not be able to keep up. Cobb officials have said students who check the iPads out from Walton’s media center can only use them at school, not bring them home.

To find out more about Walton’s controversial ipad policy, check out Myajc.com

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