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Top Pro and Con Arguments – Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?

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.