Arnold Schwarzenegger issues total recall of California's textbooks -The States don't have any money to spend on stuff that don't work. K - 12 textbooks haven't worked for years.
"Californian schoolkids have been told to throw away their textbooks to help the state avoid bankruptcy.
Anyway, the Governor says that K -12 textbooks are history, starting next year. One blogger says,
If reports are correct, Schwarzenegger intends to provide Californian schoolchildren with an ebook reader – a device, such as the Sony Reader or the Amazon Kindle, that can hold the equivalent of 160 books. Such devices, which cost about £200, are light and portable and have screens that are much gentler on the eye than the typical computer screen.