Textbook publishing for the K-12 population is a booming $8 billion industry, allowing three primary companies, McGraw-Hill, Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to capture nearly 85 percent of market, according to procon.org, a nonprofit source dedicated to revealing both sides of controversial issues.On the other hand, tablets are a $75 billion dollar industry.


Angela Farmer is an assistant professor of educational leadership for Mississippi State University, a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and a former P-12 educational leader. Readers can contact Farmer at asfarmer@colled.msstate.edu

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