The prevailing theory here is that "if it's not Apple it's crap." It's amusing to see folks here shocked that some schools prefer Chromebooks. They're half the price and apparently do what the schools need. I love my iPad, but pounding out a research paper on it would be a huge PITA. Forcing schools to spend $40 on a BT keyboard (or $79 for the Apple version) is not a good idea because it's more money that they don't have.