Tyranny of the Textbook

Tyranny of the Textbook

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In Tyranny of the Textbook, a retired educational director, gives a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of how K-12 textbooks are developed, written, adopted, and sold. Readers will come to understand why all the reform efforts have failed. Most importantly, the author clearly spells out how the system can change so that reforms and standards have a shot at finally being effective.The two examples demonstrate the morass of standards across the fifty states. ... Consida€” ering that every state has different requirements, creating a curriculum for first grade mathematics to be sold across the ... In 2010 Fordham compared the new Common Core English and math standards to existing state standards.

Title:Tyranny of the Textbook
Author:Beverlee Jobrack
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2011-12-23


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