Democratic Group’s Proposal: Give Each Student a Kindle


Some influential members of the Democratic party want to give electronic reading devices to every student in the country. should like the name of their proposal: “A Kindle in Every Backpack: A Proposal for eTextbooks in American Schools,” by the Democratic Leadership Council, a left-leaning think tank, was published on the group’s Web site Tuesday.

Its authors argue that government should furnish each student in the country with a digital reading device, which would allow textbooks to be cheaply distributed and updated, and allow teachers to tailor an interactive curriculum that effectively competes for the attention of their students in the digital age.

Full blog entry at NYT


Give them a netbook! Digital literacy is an essential life skill now. While the Kindle is a nice device, it is not a good replacement for certain subject which require checking appendixes, indexes, and answer keys in the back.