Toronto public schools to Dump Paper Textbooks?

The Toronto Sun is reporting:

In a bid that he says will save millions annually, trustee Michael Coteau wants the Toronto District School Board to go digital when it comes to textbooks.

Coteau will be asking colleagues on the board’s program and school services committee Wednesday to endorse an ambitious goal to phase hard-copy textbooks out of middle and secondary schools within the next five years. He wants the education director to develop a plan to phase in digital textbooks over the same period.

To push the plan further, Coteau wants the textbook budget reduced by 20% a year with that amount instead going into digital textbook technology.

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