[caption id="attachment_111745" align="alignleft" width="150"] "The world is changing," Duncan said. "This has to be where we go as a country."[/caption]

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Oct. 2 called for the nation to move as fast as possible away from printed textbooks and toward digital ones. "Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete," he declared.

It's not just a matter of keeping up with the times, Duncan said in remarks to the National Press Club. It's about keeping up with other countries whose students are leaving their American counterparts in the...

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