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!