Tablets to replace textbooks under NYC official's plan if elected mayor

01/15/2013 | Daily News (New York)

A New York City councilwoman has proposed replacing textbooks in the city's schools with tablet computers. In announcing her plan as part of her campaign to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the school system spends about $100 million on textbooks -- enough to provide tablets for all of the city's students. She said educators then could rely on some open-source, free material to supplement printed material in class.

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