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Schwarzenegger’s ebook plan

Governor plans to save cash by eliminating paper textbooks from schools

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Governor Schwarzenegger has a $24.3 billion problem. That’s the size of California’s deficit, and the former movie star is trying to fix it with some unorthodox steps. California spends $350 million on textbooks each
year, a number Schwarzenegger thinks can be drastically cut. Starting in August, schools will replace math and science books with online subscriptions, and students will use digital tablets like the Sony reader to
access their multiplication problems and chemistry formulas. However, with digital textbooks costing up to $300, some teachers are worried that the plan will end up costing more than it’s worth.

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