Good legislation out of California? I guess it had to happen sometime
In reaction to the noted conservative bias of the Texas Board of Curriculum
, State Senator Leland Yee
has introduced a bill that would require the California Board of Education
to pay special attention during its textbook reviews for any of the changes approved by the Texas Board, and then report those findings to the state secretary of education and the state legislature, presumably so that those textbooks can be altered or rejected.
Much has been said bout how, as the second largest purchaser of textbooks in the country, the Texas school board has the ability to dictate the content of America's school books. Well, California is the largest
purchaser of textbooks in the country, it just, uh, can't buy any new textbooks until 2013, due to legislation introduced in order to save school districts money.