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The Politics of Textbook Publishing, Adoption, and Use


by Caroline Cody 1990

Present-day Americans are ambivalent about the degree to which politics should mix with education and public schools, so they may be offended when politics influence what their children read in school. The three-hundred-year-old system of education in the United States, however, clearly commits the important policy decisions about schools and about school books to the political system. Politics affects where money is spent for textbooks, which textbooks are selected and which are censored, and therefore, which books are published, bought, and read.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 89, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 5, 1990, p. 127-145
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18906, Date Accessed: 4/28/2017 11:26:45 PM

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