Here’s a bit from the article:
In plugging a $20 million-plus budget hole, California lawmakers decided the state won’t go through the textbook-adoption process for four years. The state’s school superintendent said that means students won’t get new books until 2016 and that meantime, some students will have books older than they are.On the other side, if California doesn’t buy books, it will drastically hurt the publishers of textbooks.
California is the nation’s largest textbook market, and some are worried the spending cutbacks will affect publishers’ ability to develop new textbooks — in print and digitally. That could be problematic for other states and even individual districts in California with plans to keep buying as many new textbooks as possible.So, what’s the solution? Possibly ebooks, or digital textbooks. The digital revolution keeps charging forward.