Re: Textbook writing

Subject: Re: Textbook writing
From: "Herman Holtz" <h -dot- holtz -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 13:36:16 -0500

Evidently, from what you say, we get a second- or third-grade education
in high school! - Herm

> By contrast, high school texts are often written by professional
> writers or by grad students who need money. Since the writers are
> paid for quick results and unprotected by tenure, the texts are
> often subject to the political whim of the moment. For example, a
> number of American biology textbooks bow to the creationists by
> presenting evolution as either a hypothesis or by not mentioning it
> at all. Under these conditions, the results are often sub-standard.
> --
> Bruce Byfield, Progeny Linux Systems
> Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
> 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
> "You bought all the props for a world that never was,
> Now there's holes in the mirrors and less and less applause,
> We are all ungrateful bastards, like a dog that bit your hand,
> All these years and you still don't understand."
> - OysterBand, "Too Late Now"

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