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Teachers share photos of 'disgusting' Los Angeles schools on Facebook

 While officials roll out one billion dollars worth of iPads to Los Angeles students, teachers are flagging up a more pressing issue: the appalling state of city schools. From dead rats to broken toilet fixtures, they’re using the Facebook page ‘Repairs not iPads’ to post their photographic proof.

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While officials roll out one billion dollars worth of iPads to Los Angeles students, teachers are flagging up a more pressing issue: the appalling state of city schools. From dead rats to broken toilet fixtures, they’re using the Facebook page ‘Repairs not iPads’ to post their photographic proof.

 

The page was created by two teachers who wanted parents and taxpayers to see the dilapidated state of city schools. The pair asserts that the district is neglecting basic upkeep in favour of a one billion dollar program aimed at rolling out iPads to every teacher and student. The page has gotten three thousand likes since going live in December.

 

Photo shows a dead mouse in a Los Angeles school. Uploaded to Facebook page 'Repairs not iPads'.

 

The iPad program is being spearheaded by John Deasy, the man who heads the Los Angeles Unified School District. But it’s not the first time his initiative has come under fire. Last year, it emerged that students had managed to hack into the iPads to use them for non-educational purposes off campus. Some students were reportedly charging two dollars to hack into their classmates’ software.

 

A cockroach in a Los Angeles school. Uploaded to Facebook page 'Repairs not iPads'.

 

A damaged faucet.

 

Missing ceiling tiles.

 

A broken drinking fountain at a high school.

 

Another broken fountain.