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theemoneko24
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MaximumRide879
Con (against)

ereaders replacing books

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Started: 4/17/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Debating Period
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theemoneko24

Pro

Yes, people should read using ereaders compared to paper books because we are in the 21st century!
MaximumRide879

Con

That argument has no basis- and honestly is a bit close-minded. Books are a normal part of life- we have them in school, libraries, homes, etc. We need to keep books for many reasons. For one, according to CBS News, "Several small studies suggest that reading on paper instead of an electronic screen is better for memory retention and focus." If we use eReaders in our schools, students may have a harder time retaining information. Also, technology is expensive, and it's hard for schools to raise enough money to supply all students with the necessary technology. On the sentimental side, books are passed down through families, and the magic can be lost if they can simply be emailed a copy. Libraries may also go out of business if we revert to eReaders.
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