RE: Textbook writing

Subject: RE: Textbook writing
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:13:58 -0500

And, the surprising aspect of that revelation is...
what, exactly? :-)

I'd be interested to know if reputable private
schools use the same texts as do government schools.
Or if, using what's available, they review and correct
them before trying to teach from them.

Anybody know?

/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herman Holtz [mailto:h -dot- holtz -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net]
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 1:36 PM

> 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.

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