Saturday, June 09, 2012

"How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us"

Gail Collins has a piece in The New York Review of Books on a subject observed on this blog from time to time. Collins's piece, it says here, is a reworked excerpt from her new book, As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.

(h/t: Ars Editor's Picks)


Substance McGravitas said...

I'm surprised that people can't go overseas for texts: there are lots of curricula in English all over the world. And free electronic texts are multiplying like crazy.

Brendan Keefe said...

The e-textbooks is a hopeful thought. But the thing about the wingnuts is they're really good at getting themselves on school boards and other "approval" committees, so I wonder how much of an option that'll really be. Plus, there is somewhat of a problem of getting (and supporting) e-readers for poor kids -- you know the wingnuts won't let a penny of public money be spent on that if they sense it means losing control over the content.