The Brenham Banner-Press of Brenham, Texas, reports on a speech given by Texas Board of Education member Cynthia A. Thornton. The former educator spoke out against the Texas Legislature’s decision to stop requiring updated textbooks in favor of online instructional materials. She also said the one-to-one computing initiative is “a ridiculous approach.” At the same time, she was highly critical of the No Child Left Behind law and its reliance on high-stakes tests.