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Sunday, 2nd January 2005

The Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adoption

Textbooks--United States
Source: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adoption
"Statewide textbook adoption, the process by which 21 states dictate the textbooks that schools and districts can use, is fundamentally flawed. Textbook adoption distorts the market, entices extremist groups to hijack the curriculum, enriches the textbook cartel, and papers the land with mediocre instructional materials that cannot fulfill their important education mission. The adoption process cannot be set right by tinkering with it...."


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