Texas Hits The Books
In the education world, all eyes were on Texas Friday. For the first time since 2002, the Texas State Board of Education voted to adopt a new generation of social studies products. That includes some 89 textbooks, workbooks and other classroom materials. The vote matters because, with about 5 million students, the state has a big impact on the national textbook market. As for what's in the books, that wasn't entirely clear until Friday.