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Books Are So Yesterday

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As voters head to the polls tomorrow e School News Online points out that what’s at stake is more than who gets elected congressman or senator. In many communities there are other education-related issues on the ballot too ("Voters to Decide How States Fund Education," Education Week). This article highlights two counties in Texas where bond bills call for gradually replacing traditional textbooks in favor of those viewed on computer laptops. Several other Texas school districts have already been replacing paper texts with eBooks. The electronic books, the schools say, are easily updated with new information and easily downloaded—no need to wait for a new printing or shipment if a school runs out of textbooks.

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That sounds like a game plan - finally. Now all we need is the funding for every kid to have their own lap-top.

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