Electronic Readers

This is novel. Staton, a good friend, is also a book publisher and probably sees the writing on the wall for his lifeblood. What is not determined and really can’t be is the cost of the electronic books when kids keep breaking them.


  1. IndyInjun says:

    Staton gets +++ for this innovative idea.

    It really needs to be given a trial in places, first, of course.

  2. polisavvy says:

    It’s a great idea provided it doesn’t end up costing the schools more money. Things that look good on paper have a tendency not to work out the way you wanted them to in real life. I think that the trial should begin on the high school level where the textbooks actually cost more money. Plus, a high school student could probably be more careful with one of the devices than an elementary school child. (Yes, I know that high school kids can tear up a crowbar; but, they would have a tendency to take better care of them particularly if told they would pay for it were it lost or damaged). JMO.

  3. kdoc says:

    What is the legislature doing discussing this? Isn’t that an issue to be left up to the school board (both state and local)?

    • Ken in Eastman says:

      The state has to approve text books before local public schools can use them.

      Also, and I’m not certain of this, the definition of “textbook” had to be broadened to allow consideration of electronic books.

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