Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Why Your Gradeschool Textbooks Sucked

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but hopefully this will hold you over: Why Did All My Textbooks in Grade School Blow Donkey Cock?

Ever wondered why your textbooks in public grade school were so awful? You knew it had something to do with state-mandated curriculums and out of touch policy makers dictating education instead of experts in the field but didn’t exactly know precisely why textbooks seemed so atrocious, bland, and shall we say uneducational?

Well it turns out that the answer is that evangelical Christians in Texas have a tight hold on the balls of the textbook industry and hold incredible influence over the kinds of textbooks that are made and used across the nation. But, wait there’s more and it’s even better news.

Here is the article by an individual who worked in the textbook industry for years and tries to expose some light on why textbooks suck so much. Turns out it has lots to do with money, oligopoly, and loud eveangelicals.


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