Letter: Tablets instead of paper can save schools money

Published December 21, 2013 1:01 am

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A new technological advancement in reading is available to students in schools and should be taken advantage of. Using tablets instead of textbooks would be very efficient and would create a modern method of learning.

Tablets can help students prepare for the technology-based world that we live in today; learning technology skills early in life can help prepare for careers later in life. High-level education supports the use of tablets over textbooks because they could save money on books and ensure that the classrooms in the United States are up-to-date with information.

Furthermore, tablets can reduce the use of paper — that would save money for schools and help save the environment from excessive use of paper and ink. Tablets are innovative and would have many benefits for students and schools.

Kali Phommarath

Salt Lake City