Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.
To the editor:
Kids carry 14 percent of their body weight in their backpacks just from schoolbooks, according to Health Scout News. But no worries, there is a simple solution, laptops for example. At Centennial Elementary School, kids can use laptops and computers instead of heavy textbooks.
Now some people might wonder how we can use computers for books. It’s simple. There are websites specifically for textbooks. If they don’t have a website, the makers of the laptops can download the textbooks onto it.
Some people think we would just play on the computers instead of doing our work. Well I have a good idea to prevent that problem. Teachers can send your assignments and notes and until you get them done certain sites can be blocked. For example, fun sites or any sites that are not used for researching are blocked. Schools can also block sites that are not child friendly.
There is also a money problem. I agree it would be very expensive the first year but you could use them over and over again. Once a year check one out to each student and at the end of the year they give the laptops back and you do it again the next year this way you save money from buying textbooks every single year. So aim for laptops not back-breaking books.
Southwest Junior High