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80% of teachers say kids learn better with paper assignments

LA School Report | August 26, 2015

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By Hanna Sanchez

The Paper and Packaging Board has released a new survey that explored the use of paper by US-based educators, students, and parents, and its role in learning.

Results revealed that despite the increasing popularity of digital technology in education, majority of Americans still prefer paper-based learning.

The survey, “2015 The Annual Back-to-School Report,” revealed that 91 percent of Americans still use paper on a daily basis, and most often in the form of books. In addition, 68 percent of students – aged 13 to 17 – carry books often. Majority of college students (82 percent) also rely on paper most of the time, particularly when preparing for an exam.

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