Young children should be given books and allowed to hold them. They should be read to and learn to read for enjoyment.
But High School and College level students should be working with technology, saving our schools money on books, and lightening their carry load. There is no excuse to leave your book home when you can fit it into your back pocket.
Highlighting and clipping on e-books is better than using markers and page tabs. Searching for a word or phrase is fast and easy in an e-book. Text can be adjusted to the best font size for the students eye sight. How many of use ruined our eyesight cramming in college.
There is no reason not to transition into e-books for the learning proccess. Very few of us keep text books on the shelf for favorite reading anyway. I'd rather keep room for the classics.
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