Textbook terminator

26th June 2009 at 01:00

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrestling with a $24.5billion (Pounds 15billion) budget deficit, wants to scrap school textbooks which, he says, cost the state $350m (Pounds 213m) last year. He believes it is "nonsensical and expensive" to tie money up in textbooks when so much information is available electronically. One United States school district, Vail in Arizona, has already scrapped textbooks and given all its students MacBook laptops instead.

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