My biggest concern when considering adapting the tablet in the NYC public school system is the initial investment that the city will have to incur to make this idea a viable one (between $311.5 to $519.9 million), and that is without taking into consideration the price of the e-book, which the suppliers have set at $14.99/e-book/year. The sole requirement of purchasing e-books every year for the foreseeable future represents a financial challenge for the NYCDOE. At the present time, they purchase textbooks for about $75/book and use them for an average of 5 years. Although the instructional impact of the tablet remains uncertain, the fiscal conundrum is substantial given the fiscal reality of the city. We’ll be doing a great service to our constituents by analyzing the fiscal ramifications of this decision before undertaking it.