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In the Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, the pauper passing as a prince uses the powerful Great Seal of England to open walnuts, because he doesn't know its power or how else to use it. The issuance of obscenely overpriced IPads to all LAUSD students is reminiscent of this joke, because it too presupposes that generationally deprived and socially promoted students have sufficient mastery of enough prior grade-level standards to take meaningfully advantage of the exceptional potential that these IPod devices offer. Alas, nothing could be further from the truth. Putting a glitzy IPad bandage over the continuing festering sore that is LAUSD yet again begs the question of just how long can these fools running this school district be allow reign free before somebody with the authority to intercede notices that Emperor Deasy has no clothes on.