Textbook Tradition

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Southern states began to remove control of textbook purchases from districts more than a century ago, partly to censor ideas they deemed threatening to Southern culture. Over time, 22 states took up state-adoption policies. No Southern states have rescinded the policies.

SOURCE: Association of American Publishers

Vol. 22, Issue 37, Page 17

Published in Print: May 21, 2003, as Textbook Tradition
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