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War over Tennessee textbooks continues

Maria Giordano and Joey Garrison • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:41 AM

NASHVILLE — At the latest front in the war over Tennessee textbooks, a Williamson

County parent whose objections helped spark the entire controversy now

says all the books her group has reviewed have flaws.


Cardoza-Moore’s quest to discard a geography book she claimed was

anti-Semitic failed last year. But now as Tennessee school districts

prepare to adopt new textbooks for 2014-15, she has broadened her target

to include one of the most powerful companies in public education:

Pearson, a publishing company that she alleges has a history of bias.


they’re going to pay for a product, it better not be defective,” said

Cardoza-Moore, who was among several parents who spoke in November at

the state Senate Education Committee’s hearings on the role of the state

textbook commission.

See the full story on The Tennessean.