Gallery: NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants NYC Schools to Swap ...

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an undeclared candidate in the 2013 mayoral race, recently shared her proposal to swap textbooks for tablets in NYC public schools. Quinn reasons that the $100 million that normally goes towards buying new and updated editions of text books could be better spent on tablets for each student in the school system. If adopted, the move would also eliminate the copious amounts of paper that needs to be printed in order to make textbooks that are often obsolete after just a few years.

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  1. Ferdinand Swart February 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    Paper is a natural material that stores CO2 in it and is easy to recycle. Tablets are NOT! The only viable way to stop deforestation might be to bring the price of timber/pulp down lots and that can only be done by plating lots of trees, global but small scale agroforestry, because the land have to provide food and income as well. Paper can be a beautiful carbon based material; use more of it and recycle all!