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1 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Jul 29, 2011 1:04:36pm

Meanwhile… South Korea plans to spend $2B to replace all textbooks with tablets in their schools over the next four years.

So as they take concrete steps to push their education system into the 21st century, we seem determined to drag ours back to the iron age.

2 MichaelJ  Fri, Jul 29, 2011 1:12:24pm

We can only hope that some of our schools do likewise. Amazon has started a program for Kindle Textbook rentals, which is also a promising effort.

3 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Jul 29, 2011 1:20:48pm

re: #2 MichaelJ

With all the attempts (some successful) at historical revisionism and the insertion of creationism into science classes, I am feeling rather pessimistic at the moment. I fear that we will see an intentionally crippled public school system, and a return to the days when only people with a lot of money were able to get a good education for their children.

4 MichaelJ  Fri, Jul 29, 2011 1:30:12pm

re: #3 Slumbering Behemoth

I fear that as well, but I am doing my best to remain optimistic since my daughter is in the public school system.

5 freetoken  Fri, Jul 29, 2011 2:23:22pm

I still prefer real (dead tree) books over the tablet like devices.


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