While the article itself has little merit (sounds like a case of not dealing with the school about late payments, and then wondering why laptop is repossessed), it got me wondering if an intermediate student needs a $1120 laptop. I realize it is an optional program, but it seems somewhat pricey and sounds like it is the only laptop option the school itself offers.
It also sounds like they strongly encourage using these laptops as opposed to supplying your own because "if you allowed different devices teachers would end up saying it is too hard". That seems like a somewhat poor argument to me, as they could easily just have a policy that says it must run Windows 10 (for example) - if they are all running the same OS I don't see how that would be a problem.
School could still supply Office (schools get it for next to nothing don't they)?