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Less funding for textbooks in North Carolina puts the squeeze on some parents

Less funding for textbooks in North Carolina puts the squeeze on some parents

State funding for textbooks in North Carolina has been cut by nearly 80 percent in the past four years, and at the same time, school districts are expected to switch to digital textbooks by 2017--even though no money is set aside for computers or other digital devices for every student. The Raleigh News & Observer says the decreased funding for textbooks means that many parents are being forced to decide whether they’re willing to buy books for their children to take home.

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