Good question..we -teachers- have a whole school account, but we don't have a password. So I used personal account so I could download the apps I already paid for our personal iPads and iPods. I didn't think about it.
If you get a new account, do you still have to supply your own credit card information? My biggest concern with any school-issued iPad is that you could be in some serious financial trouble if anyone got ahold of it and your CC information.
Good point, Caesar. Personally, I don't plan on purchasing any apps; merely getting the free ones.
However, I think iTunes does ask for your CC when you register, right?
Funny - not sure how this is happening, but when I click on "App Store" on my school-issued iPad, my personal iTunes user name is now popping up, asking for my password. I wonder how it's linked? G-r-r-r...