An anonymous reader writes: My daughter's school is currently considering mandating tablets for all students. They are leaning towards iPads, but I would like to convince them to allow other tablets (Android?) as well. I don't like Apple very much and would loath to be forced to spend money on their products. It doesn't appear they have chosen iPad specific educational apps yet, so there should be some flexibility. But obviously, they might want to avoid perceived complications caused by having different devices in the classroom.
Can you suggest some good arguments against iPads, which I could present to the school? Price? Not wanting to support an 'unethical' company? Closed, un-free system? Teaching the children that there is choice in the market place? Have you had these discussions before? How successful were they for you?