WHY WE CAN'T WAIT

textbooks, tolerance and today's students

WHAT WE ARE TEACHING OUR STUDENTS IS NOT ONLY AND SANITIZED--IT'S INACCURATE

Companies and advocacy groups routinely edit textbooks. Their 'checklists' of inappropriate topics include: stereotypes, religious inferences, prayer and gender roles just to name a few.

WHAT ARE WE SO AFRAID OF?

Offending someone, anyone and everyone. Our country was founded on ideas that center around freedom. That very right is being hijacked by our education system. The sanitized version of information that is being conveyed is inhibiting our right to freedom of speech by taking away the tools necessary to express that right.

WHAT IS THE ANSWER?

Complete overhaul of the entire system is required. The Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adaptations recommends that the more intimate the process becomes, the better the result. This author suggests even allowing individual teachers to choose and purchase the books they will employ in their curriculum.

WHY WE SHOULD NOT WAIT--

" Textbook adoption distorts the market, entices extremist groups to hijack the curriculum, enriches the textbook cartel, and papers the land with mediocre instructional materials that cannot fulfill their important education mission. "

http://edexcellence.net/publications/madmadworld.html