tablets (2) at reduced prices from the school district. This policy would affect junior and high
school students (3) over the age of 12.
The head of the Pittsburgh school district, Evan Ng, said, "We're trying to stay up to date
with technology. We've also had many complaints about the high cost and low resale value
of textbooks over the years, and buying a single low-cost tablet will save families hundreds
of dollars within 2 years." He went on to say, "Furthermore, this will help students avoid back
problems that can arise from carrying heavy textbooks around in their backpacks all day."
Patrick Roth said, "All this technology is starting to get out of hand. Don't students already
This seems like it could harm their vision." One
parent suggested, "Even with restrictions, these tablets will be just another distraction for the
spend enough time looking at screens?
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