Wow. Just. Wow.
Have you ever heard of a history textbook not written by a historian – or at least an acknowledged history teacher? Have you ever heard of a history book’s content coming almost exclusively from Teh Google?
Now, I know times are hard. States and municipalities have budget shortfalls because of this lousy economy, and they need to make up ground somewhere. Every public good is under the microscope… But, still. Messing with education (in this case, by giving them vastly inferior textbooks) is messing with the region’s abilities to compete and hold its own in the near future (which is part of the reason that arguments against educating immigrants’ children doesn’t make a lick of sense). But that’s my theory of what’s behind these shoddy textbooks.
I can’t be the only person who thinks that these districts should be fully refunded, right? Then again, maybe they can do a swap with Texas…