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War over Tennessee textbooks continues

December 2nd, 2013 9:41 am by Maria Giordano and Joey Garrison

War over Tennessee textbooks continues

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.

Laurie
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.

“If
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.

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