There is a concerted move on the part of some schools and definitely legislators to push K-12 schools away from print textbooks toward tablets like the iPad.
Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, and there are many good reasons not to jump on the e-textbook bandwagon as an early adopter.
Non-profit agency ProCon.org now has a site detailing the two sides of the debate that’s worth a look. It doesn’t offer all the available information, but enough to make you consider the other side, no matter what your initial opinion is.
Check it out at http://tablets-textbooks.procon.org/