California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes schools can save hundreds of millions of dollars by using free digital textbooks, but educators are disputing that notion, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The idea of free digital textbooks is nice, but given the associated technology costs and teacher training, they won't save schools much money now or anytime soon, critics of the plan say. San Francisco schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia said the governor's comments about efficiency were a "smokescreen," obscuring the fact that the proposed budget cuts will put California at the bottom when it comes to education spending nationwide. In addition, "technology...

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