Textbook Adoption Opens Up the Field

Fletcher, Geoffrey H.
May 2012
T H E Journal;May2012, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p24
The article discusses the issue of textbook selection as of May 2012 in regards to advances in digital publishing, increases of e-readers in schools, and state boards of education loosening their control on selection. The author comments that removing control over textbook selection from several State Boards of Education such as Texas will dramatically alter the educational materials market. The transition to local selection, he states, will improve quality of education and allow school districts additional flexibility. He also gives suggestions on choosing appropriate textbooks.


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