California Textbook Legislation
An article in the Sept. 22, 2004, issue of Education Week ("California Textbook Bills Reach Governor") incorrectly said that publishers objected to a bill in California that would have put restrictions on the pricing of textbooks. Publishers dropped their opposition to AB 2455, which the governor vetoed last week, after several changes addressing their concerns were incorporated into the final version.
Also, California districts cannot negotiate their own deals on textbooks, as the article suggested. Prices are set before the state school board approves the texts.
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