During a Q and A at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday afternoon Duncan set the stage for a bold, new digital-powered world in the national education system.
Duncan said recent technological advancements were a “game-changer” because it gave students the opportunity to learn “anytime, anywhere, anyplace, rather than just having a chance to learn six hours a day, five days a week, nine months a year” in school.
Furthermore, he said the United States has an opportunity to lead the world in education by “moving from print to digital as fast as we can.”
“In a couple years, textbooks should be obsolete,” he said.
You have been put on notice textbook makers! Soon you’ll be going the way of bank tellers, as those rascally digital learning platforms put you out of business and kill jobs, just like those evil ATMs.
On the bright side, less books = less papercuts, which everyone can agree is a win.