Curriculum

The Impact of California’s Budget Troubles on the Curriculum

By Mary Ann Zehr — September 11, 2009 1 min read

Students in California may not have textbooks that tell about the election of the nation’s first African-American president until well into the next decade because of the state’s four-year suspension of its textbook adoption process, according to an article written by my colleague Kathleen Kennedy Manzo and published this week by edweek.org.

The article is about how California’s budget cuts are affecting the school curriculum. The postponement of textbook adoption is a huge financial loss for publishers.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.