As digital resources become an increasingly relied upon fixture in the classroom, educators and policy makers are torn on the future of the traditional textbook. “Richard Culatta, of the US Department for Education, said the many digital resources available will soon make textbooks obsolete. He said that while textbooks are outdated as soon as they are printed, apps and websites can be constantly updated,” according to British news source, The Telegraph. Culatta reportedly said that within the next five years, textbooks should be done away with completely. On the other hand, some argue that traditional textbooks can be linked to higher achievement –

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