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Bye-bye textbooks. Hello tablets?

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HOOVER - AL -

Two Alabama state senators are asking for funding to replace school textbooks with electronic devices.

Republican Senators Gerald Dial and Jim McClendon argue that textbooks are out-of-date and the state could save more than $15 million in book replacement costs by using laptops and tablets.

The program would call for about $100 million in bonds to buy the devices.

This topic is scheduled to come up during the 2014 legislative session.

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