this should be read by teachers the world over...

this article is an excellent "inside scoop" on the textbook creation process. Of especial interest to me was the idea that "community watchgroups" (with biased, non-educational agendas) exhibit great sway over the industry as a whole. The article can be found here.

As an aside, I thought the difference between what would be acceptable in Texas and what would be okay in California was telling.