Last updated on: 2/7/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?"
Reasoning:

“Students, along with teachers and parents, intuitively recognize the value of using paper in learning…

Nearly two-thirds of K-12 teachers (64%) feel students comprehend information better and are more engaged (63%) when they read on paper. Close to two-thirds (64%) of K-12 teachers reveal their students even respond better to lessons that are based on paper textbooks. When students hold books in their hands, teachers see more hands raised, and that translates into more participation and engagement…

Moms and dads are more likely to help their children with homework when they are working with paper textbooks, written assignments or hands-on crafts (71%). Again, this isn’t a generational preference. Millennial-aged parents, the most proficient with digital technologies, are more likely than other parents (74% vs. 69%) to prefer to help their child with homework on paper as opposed to a computer.”

“Paper and Productive Learning: The Second Annual Back-to-School Report,” howlifeunfolds.com, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Paper and Packaging Board is governed by a 12-member board elected from the participating companies and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture…

The Paper and Packaging Board establishes and guides promotions designed to help slow the decline in paper use and expand demand for paper-based packaging products. U.S. manufacturers and importers of these products collectively fund the board’s efforts including the Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds campaign.”

“About,” paperandpackaging.org (accessed Feb. 6, 2017)

Mission:

“The Paper and Packaging Board envisions a life where paper and packaging products encourage creativity, warmth, learning and connection. All communications highlight the products’ functional and emotional role and inspire appreciation for paper and packaging’s ability to help us realize so many of our life accomplishments, both great and small.”

“About,” paperandpackaging.org (accessed Feb. 6, 2017)

Other:
Commodity checkoff program
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?