Do Books Matter?

County Lags In Buying Them, But 21st Century Alternatives Abound

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Posted: March 15, 2013

Textbooks help guide students on Wednesday in Chris Noll’s college prep geometry class. Rockingham County says it’s way behind on its textbook purchases. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Textbooks are stacked for use at Turner Ashby High School. Rockingham County says it would cost $4.8 million to get back onto the state’s suggested purchasing schedule for books, but the situation may not be as dire as it seems, thanks to a host of high-tech alternatives.
HARRISONBURG — The textbooks East Rockingham High School teacher Becky Lam uses in her U.S. history classes don’t include the first Bush administration.

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