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Several months ago, as the Obama administration started examining NASA's budget critically, I suggested that what American education could really use was a space race. Who would we be racing against?
E-textbooks have been slow to catch on, partly because textbook publishers have a multi-billion dollar industry to protect and partly because devices suitable for accessing them either lacked functionality or weren't ubiquitous enough to be of benefit to students. However, if CES, a show by its very name focused on the consumer space rather than education or business, has shown us anything, it's that there are more than enough interesting devices available to let e-textbooks take off.
The US space program costs billions and billions of dollars. Wikipedia puts the figure at $17.
The US may be willing to let India into the nuclear club, but there's one space race where the developing nation has far outpaced America -- education satellites.