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Old 01-07-2010, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: More Texas textbook shenanigans

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Originally Posted by D. Scarlatti View Post
And don't a lot of other States get their textbooks from Texas publishers?
They have a lot of influence:
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Originally Posted by Revisionaries article
And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas rarely stays in Texas. The reasons for this are economic: Texas is the nation’s second-largest textbook market and one of the few biggies where the state picks what books schools can buy rather than leaving it up to the whims of local districts, which means publishers that get their books approved can count on millions of dollars in sales. As a result, the Lone Star State has outsized influence over the reading material used in classrooms nationwide
And, kinda more scary

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Until recently, Texas’s influence was balanced to some degree by the more-liberal pull of California, the nation’s largest textbook market. But its economy is in such shambles that California has put off buying new books until at least 2014. This means that McLeroy and his ultraconservative crew have unparalleled power to shape the textbooks that children around the country read for years to come.
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