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June 17, 2010

New technology, changing curriculums mean it’s time to change how schools use textbooks

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by Michael Warren, the Detroit News

By using textbooks approved in Texas and adopted elsewhere, schools become wedded to educational standards with which they might disagree. Why should educators across the nation cede their best judgment to Austin? The best way to beat Texas is to make the textbook irrelevant. Although textbooks are easy, they are outdated, inflexible and dull. By leveraging the Internet, learning programs and different source materials, learning can be student-focused, flexible, timely and interactive. Learning can dramatically improve by abandoning textbooks.

http://www.detnews.com/article/20100610/SCHOOLS/6100357/1026/schools/New-technology–changing-curriculums-mean-it-s-time-to-change-how-schools-use-textbooks

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