Alabama lawmakers look to phase out school textbooks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A pair of state lawmakers are asking for $100 million in bonds to replace school textbooks with digital devices.

Republican state Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville and Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville told the Anniston Star that textbooks are obsolete and they estimate the state could eventually save $15 million by replacing them with laptops or tablet computers.

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