This is more of an inquiry about the Districts movement towards eTextbooks:

The use of eTexts, especially at the high school level, seems to be a tech-based way to save money in the long run.  Not more lost books, or the need for rebinds.  I know that readers / iPads would be expensive to give to students… but you could have multiple books on ONE device.  If you figure each textbook costs $70 and each student has 5 of those books.  The student could carry $350 worth of textbooks on one device.    Now the starting rate for an iPad is $400, so it may not be in range economically yet.

It seems to me that electronic texts is the trend even outside of education.  EBooks have put places like Borders out of business…  I really hope Lindbergh takes eTexts into serious consideration!

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