Texas state board relies more heavily on electronic textbooks

Nov. 24, 2010
Some fear local districts might not have technological means to use digital material

From The Texas Tribune: With a massive budget shortfall looming, the Texas State Board of Education has opted to incorporate changes to the high school science curriculum via lower-cost electronic supplements to existing textbooks instead of spending up to $500 million to have new ones printed. But the problem with electronic supplements, some contend, is that many schools lack the technical capability to use them — and that while they may save money at the state level, local districts ultimately will see their costs go up.

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