Due to the complicated licensing options for schools, our Ed Tech coordinator is pushing to look at free alternatives to Adobe products (see this article, which she suggested I read) http://www.creativebloq.com/productivity/free-alternative-adobes-creative-cloud-21514120
I know this might be a biased forum to ask (including my own bias towards wanting to teach skills that reflect industry best practice) but how are teachers able to justify the rising cost of using Adobe products in schools? Unless we can find a reasonable annual cost to continue offering the equivalent of what we now have (CS6 Master Collection, 500 seat license) our school can't continue using Adobe products.
I've heard that CEPTA has an affordable arrangement, but apparently CEPTA is difficult to contact or get any help from? I'd appreciate any suggestions you all might have.
Digital Arts Teacher
The Bay School of San Francisco
If CS6 works for you... keep using it... but don't upgrade your computers to Mac El Capitan or Windows 10 or your CS6 may stop working
As far as asking about alternatives to Adobe in an Adobe forum... I suggest Google