I am an android user but I think they both have features that make them very good systems. I think apple beats android in camera quality but android is much more flexible and has a more customizable interface.
I prefer both Apple and Android because I have access to both. When I'm on the road its Android and at home its Apple. However, Android gives you access to some apps that Apple doesn't.
I have a hard time choosing. I have access to both. I like my Apple products once I switched over. I think they may be a little more user friendly with icons. However, technology has come a long way so that most apps work on either...that was the downfall in the past that you could only do certain activities on one or the other....I think whichever a student or teacher has access is better than NONE!