Chrome laptops are consumption devices. They are not creative devices.
Schools need computers that you can hook Arduinos up to or Raspberry Pis or install Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, Ruby, Visual Studio Express, etc. on. Computers you can install Gimp or Photoshop on.
They do not need fancy TVs.
The iPad failed in LA, not because it was expensive, but because it was a very dumb idea.
We need to get people involved in schools that at least have some clue about technology and what would be most useful to kids.
And frankly, until we get that sorted out, you'd be better off buying the students $200-400 worth of notebook paper and pencils.