An Oakland teacher and blog reader sent me a link to this story about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest idea for closing California’s enormous budget deficit AND reducing childhood back strain in one fell swoop.
I love this first sentence:
“Kids, as you all know, today are very familiar with listening to their music digitally and online and to watch TV online, to watch movies online, to be on Twitter and participate in that and on Facebook,” Schwarzenegger said.
“So this is why I think it is so important that we move on from the textbooks,” the Republican Governor told schoolchildren in Sacramento on Monday according to remarks released by his office.
“The textbooks are outdated, as far as I’m concerned, and there’s no reason why our schools should have our students lug around these antiquated and heavy and expensive textbooks.
Can you think of one?
photo from Amanda Munoz’s photostream at flickr.com/creativecommons