Textbooks

Business (Ethics) as Usual

Jul 16, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

Textbooks tend to take a superficial and often anti-market approach.

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The Terrible Textbooks of Freshman Comp

Mar 27, 2012 by Mary Grabar |

The anthologies used in many freshman composition courses tell students what to think, not how to write.

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Marxist Justice and Western Civilization

Sep 22, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the mainstreaming of Marxist ideas in the K-12 educational curriculum.

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Disrupting the Textbook Machine

Sep 02, 2011 by David Clemens |

The higher education bubble was inflated by various pumps and gases:  expensive but useless degrees, an ideological straitjacket, grade inflation, administrative bloat, and proliferating programs, centers, and offices of enigmatic,… Continue Reading | 10 Comments >

The Killing (and Queering) of History

Jul 25, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

Over at The Beacon, I have a post on the latest requirement that Something Else must be taught in K-12 history textbooks. This time it is gay history but the real problem is the politicization of textbook content.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ask a Scholar: Why Are College Textbooks So Expensive?

Jul 25, 2011 by Gilbert T. Sewall |

What's driving up the cost of textbooks, and what are the cheaper alternatives?

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Texas Hold `Em

Sep 01, 2010 by David Clemens |

Over at Pajamasmedia, “Zombie” is in the midst of a five part analysis of the Texas textbook battle.  In The Language Police (2004), Diane Ravitch argued that to avoid offending any conceivable… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Atlas Black Shrugs

Aug 26, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

The first comic book textbook combines management jargon and theories and packages them into a story about a slacker student's attempt to become an entrepreneur.

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Billionaires Back Free Textbooks

Aug 02, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

In 2009, I blogged on the budding movement for open-source and commercially free textbooks coming on the market. The latter vendors often hope to make money by charging for the printing of online texts. The movement has moved ahead… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Textbooks: The Feds Should Keep Out

Apr 23, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center article, Professors Don Boudreaux and Roger Meiners write about the recent law that lets the federal camel get its nose under the textbook tent. The argue that the law will have little or no positive… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >