"Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has an ambitious plan to reduce the cost of education in California. He intends for the state to develop digital open source textbooks for high school math and science classes. The books will be available for free and will be used at public schools across the state. (...)
"As California's budget crisis continues we must find such innovative ways to save money and improve services," said Governor Schwarzenegger in a statement. "California was built on innovation and I'm proud of our state's continued leadership in developing education technology. This first-in-the-nation initiative will reduce education costs, help encourage collaboration among school districts and help ensure every California student has access to a world-class education."
The idea of open source textbooks is not new, but this could be the first statewide initiative to put open content in classrooms. The state's high-profile adoption of freely available open source textbook material could compel other states to follow and adopt similar initiatives." (Fonte: Ars Technica)
Califórnia investe em material didático livre
Esta é uma idéia que o Brasil deve adotar: