I believe that it is about time that schools replace old school workbooks with bbrand-new laptops. I believe kids these days need to know how to properly use technology and that it should be part of our education.
We still need textbooks. Online textbooks are largely in their early stages. More Development needs to be done in order for online textbooks to become a viable option. Secondly most (if not all) schools have courses in technology. Giving a kid a laptop for textbooks will do nothing to help advance his education. If anything it will distract from learning. You cant exactly do much with a textbook besides learning, however on computers they're almost infinite ways to screw around, kids (Young ones especially) will be more likely to be playing games than advancing their knowledge (I know this from personal experience). Thirdly how are schools going to pay for this? As you have said you think we should replace "Old" textbooks with new laptops. But this poses a problem, many old textbooks do not have online textbooks with them! So not only would schools have to pay for a laptop for each student, but they would also be forced to buy the online textbooks as well! For all these reasons i urge a vote for Con