I waited to respond because of proposed legislation here in Utah. The Speaker of the House proposed funding to place an individual device in the hands of ALL students. (I'm not sure if the wording included lower elementary or not.) Her proposed budget was about 400 million dollars. She was asked to scale back the price and it went down to $200 million. I understand that last night's budget discussions resulted in her being offered a maximum of $26 million. (I'm not sure what kind of devices that might purchase.) Needless to say, she withdrew her bill.
Do you think it is feasible for schools to obtain 1:1 devices from state or district monies?
Is it realistic to ask students to BYOD if over 60% are on free and reduced lunch?
Should schools in these situations look to private funding donors to provide the needed technology?