Textbooks and tech: classrooms in transition in Tennessee

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Metro Nashville Public Schools’ decision not to buy new social studies textbooks when they were due to be replaced has sparked much discussion about the future of textbooks in our classrooms. The healthy debates happening here in The Tennessean’s editorial pages, in our schools and in government are meaningful for the future of Nashville, our state and even our country.

It is evident that our leaders and educators are looking to the future and helping our students prepare for tomorrow by experimenting with and using a variety of tools to enhance the educational experience.

I believe the Aug. 13 Tennessean editorial summed it up best: “What is most important is that school administrators, teachers and parents be open to whatever methods — old and new — work best for students.”

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