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1 researchok  Thu, Dec 20, 2012 12:29:01am

Like NOLA can afford an even lousier school system.

2 trog69  Thu, Dec 20, 2012 2:35:43am

That is wonderful news, especially tweaking both Jindal and the TBOE.

3 John Vreeland  Thu, Dec 20, 2012 4:19:04am

It does more than that. It tells textbook publishers that they cannot seek the lowest common denominator and write one crappy textbook for everyone. Now NOLA teachers will pass if a book even smells like Texas, so publishers will have to offer them something better.

4 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 20, 2012 6:38:40am

re: #3 John Vreeland

It does more than that. It tells textbook publishers that they cannot seek the lowest common denominator and write one crappy textbook for everyone. Now NOLA teachers will pass if a book even smells like Texas, so publishers will have to offer them something better.

It only applies to some history and science books, so most textbooks could still get past. It is a good thing, though. It would be better if California could get its financial house in order and write a better set of standards than Texas.

5 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Dec 20, 2012 9:22:44am

Sanity????


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