Writing's on the Wall for the Chalkboard

Some still attached, but whiteboards now rule classrooms
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2009 6:46 AM CDT
Writing's on the Wall for the Chalkboard
A chalkboard.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – If today’s kids don’t know what a record is, tomorrow’s won’t likely know what a chalkboard is, at least in the classroom. Whiteboards, without the lung- and computer-choking dust (to say nothing of their immunity to scratching nails) are taking over, with one supplier of both telling ABC News that whiteboards now make up 99% of overall stock. “My only memories are associated with pain and misery,” says one relieved student.

Some teachers are still attached, though, and education funding being what it is, the relics are going to be around a while yet. ABC’s Xorje Olivares can’t resist: “So, how much longer? Even if we were told to stay after school and write that question out more than 100 times, we don’t yet know the answer.”
(Read more chalkboards stories.)

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