Texas Gov. Rick Perry proposed April 7 that his state abandon using traditional textbooks in public schools and replace them with computer technology, BusinessWeek reports. "I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years. Do you agree?" Perry asked participants at a computer gaming education conference in Austin. Paper textbooks get out of date quickly, Perry said, sometimes even before they reach the classroom—whereas using computer software to teach students allows the curriculum to be updated almost instantly. "There's obviously opposition [to switching to totally computerized material], but...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our news and resources

  • About the Author:

    staff and wire services reports