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  •  I would look at the state standards. (3+ / 0-)
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    BMarshall, Dirk McQuigley, Temmoku

    (For now, anyways... until the feds impose theirs.).

    Having taught High School in NY for the past dozen years, and seeing all of the "teach to the test" crap going on, I would suggest that states would chose their texts based on their "standards".

    The almighty test scores (and the $$ they represent) trump ideology.

    If a state's chosen texts don't teach the info necessary for their students to score well on their standardized tests, it's bad news. So, look to the standards. NY and CA won't buy books that might cause their kids to score poorly. Oklahoma's standards, on the other hand, might mesh nicely with Texas'. Any effect of this action on the part of the Texas board will be limited to those states already treading that path.

    "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war." -9.75, -8.41

    by RonV on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 06:28:30 AM PST

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