Viewpoint: Tablet Initiative

Viewpoint: Tablet Initiative

The Dougherty County School Board plans to spend 13-point seven million dollars to provide tablets to all students and laptop computers for teachers.

The price tag is steep but we believe this investment will pay off when it comes to getting children more involved with their school work.

The new technology will also help our system meet state requirements of no longer using textbooks within five years.

There are some risks, but the tablets come with tracking software should they get lost or stolen.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn, using technology they might not otherwise have access to.

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