Grassroots discussion on textbook standards today

Grassroots discussion on textbook standards today

POSTED: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 8:46am

UPDATED: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 7:11pm

TYLER-- Today at 11:30 a.m., Grassroots of America We the People will be meeting.  Their speaker is the State Board of Education representative Barbara Cargill.  

Cargill will discuss Texas' adoption of textbook standards. 

Barbara served on the Garland ISD Textbook Selection Committee, co-wrote curricula for Hurst Euless Bedford ISD, and was the team leader for the district science curriculum development.

Cargill was elected to a four-year term of office on the State Board of Education in November 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. She represents East and Southeast Texas.

As a member of the State Board of Education, Cargill, a Republican, represents about 1.4 million Texans.\

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I think students should be provided free online access to textbooks and that way they can print out what sections they need for class, or be allowed to bring a laptop to school and pull it up, just like college students can, minus the free wifi access, which comes with some integrity and responsibility that they are not yet ready to handle. Also they should be able to submit homework online as well. Sure would help them from back pain in the future from carrying backpacks around.

Bosstrent, I think your idea makes perfect sense and agree. That is why your idea will never come to fruition. In America, education is a bloated overweight bureaucracy. Too many paychecks come from the selling of textbooks. If they were provided for free online then, independent school districts might save money and we both know how absurd it is to save taxpayers money. Great cost saving idea though!I personally hope you are the one to change things for the better.

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