Advocates for more technology in the classroom, and fewer textbooks, are stepping up their arguments for change this year, trying to convince Texas lawmakers that the future of electronic textbooks is now, reports the Dallas Morning News. The technology push is getting a boost from a special House committee that warned about the consequences if Texas is stuck in the past when it comes to classroom materials. Among the reasons: the higher cost of printed books, the expense of transporting and storing them, and the fact that they can be outdated before students get them. "Our current system just seems...

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