Educators and officials are debating the merits of new laws in Florida that will require schools to adopt digital textbooks by the 2015-16 school year. Critics of the changes, which require schools to spend 50% of their budgets set aside for textbooks on digital resources, take issue with the implementation timeline that comes as many districts are struggling under budget constraints. State officials are stressing the importance of technology in the classroom and say schools have some flexibility about how to make the switch.

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