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Top Pro and Con Arguments - Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?
11/20/18 - Textbook publishing in the United States is an $11 billion industry, with five companies - Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Scholastic - capturing about 80% of this market. Tablets are an $18 billion industry with 53% of US adults, 81% of US children aged eight to 17, and 42% of US children aged under eight, owning a tablet. Explore the tablets vs. textbooks debate with sourced pro and con arguments about student achievement, health, the environment, costs, and the digital divide.
Background of the Tablets vs. Textbooks Issue
11/20/18 - Did you know that 81% of US children aged eight to 17 own a tablet? Or that 45% of children aged six to 17 say they prefer print books to e-books while 16% preferred e-books? Or that 75% of K-12 teachers think that printed textbooks will be completely replaced by digital content by 2026? Read the updated background for more facts and history.
US National Toxicology Program Releases Final Report on Cell Phone Radiation
11/9/18 - On Nov. 1, 2018, the US National Toxicology Program released a peer-reviewed report concluding that there is "clear evidence of carcinogenic activity" in male rats exposed to RF radiation. The FDA disagreed with the findings.