Some influential members of the Democratic party want to give electronic reading devices to every student in the country, reports the New York Times. "A Kindle in Every Backpack: A Proposal for eTextbooks in American Schools," by the Democratic Leadership Council, was published on the group's web site July 14. Its authors argue that government should furnish each student in the country with a digital reading device, which would allow textbooks to be cheaply distributed and updated, and would allow teachers to tailor an interactive curriculum that effectively competes for the attention of their students in the digital age. "The...

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