Laptops vs. textbooks? Texas school board chairman starts

October 1997
Electronic Education Report;10/22/97, Vol. 4 Issue 20, p8
Trade Publication
Talks about Texas School Board chairman Jack Christie's proposal to replace textbooks with laptop computers. Estimated cost of replacing textbooks with laptops; Statements of Christie regarding the laptop idea; Disagreement of textbook and software publishers with the idea; Other issues.


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