Economically speaking, this really could be far more cost effective in the long run. Schools without textbooks could become reality in New York City, where they are floating an idea to instead use iPads or tablets in all 17,000 public school. That would put the city in step with hundreds of other school systems across the country, where books and paper have gone away. Imagine how much cheaper it would be for college students too, if they could cheaply download a textbook instead of paying a fortune for even a ‘used’ book!

New York City alone currently spends more than a hundred million dollars a year on textbooks and the tablet proposal was made to improve the city’s school system.  The move to replace hefty textbooks with feather light tablets represents a growing national trend that’s happened in places all over the country.

Would you be OK with your children receiving a tablet as opposed to carrying around numerous books?

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