Some remain resistant to online resources replacing traditional textbooks

Capital News Service
LANSING — Michigan schools may be saying goodbye to bulky, expensive textbooks and substituting online resources that are cheaper and easier to update. But some people are resistant to the possible change. “This is a day and age when they have to do wonders on the MEAP, every child can be a genius, and every child goes to college,” said Steve Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association. How can kids do that without taking textbooks home, he said. When an audience of 100 people gathered at the Michigan Education Association was asked to raise their hand if their districts had the same problem, almost half did, Cook said.