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McGraw-Hill CEO Says It Has Done Enough To Fix Its Description Of Slaves As ‘Workers'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

David Levin, CEO of textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education, responded to controversy that sparked this week when a picture of a passage from one of ...

Mom Slams Textbook's Incredibly Offensive Definition Of 'Slavery' In Viral Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Black Voices

Black lives matter in textbooks, too. Fifteen-year-old Coby Burren underscored this point when he sent his mom, Roni Dean-Burren, a photo of a page fr...

English Textbook Calls Israel 'Occupied Palestine'

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books

A textbook used to teach English as a second language included a map labeling Israel as "Occupied Palestine", according to Israel Today. The map wa...

Learning From India's 'Non-vegetarians Cheat and Lie' Textbook Controversy

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Vamsee Juluri

What meat-eating (or coffee-drinking for that matter) allegedly does to our character, as the book seems to say, is all a red herring. The only thing vegetarianism asks us philosophically is: Are you okay that something died?

Rethinking the Learning Experience Part III

Tom Segal | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Tom Segal

How can we continue to justify the costs of textbooks in an era when "free" is the name of the game, when a simple Google search yields a gaggle of information previously reserved for an elite, doctoral few?

Beyond the Textbook

Lisa Petrides | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Lisa Petrides

Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. Today's students are not experiencing the same thing.

Professor: Approved Va. History Textbook Still Has Errors

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although "Our Virginia: Past and Present," the controversial history textbook that claimed that "[t]housands of Southern blacks fought i...

You Won't Believe How Much It Costs To Read This Textbook

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's just a textbook, but it packs quite a financial punch. HuffPost College reader and Santa Clara University junior Christine Keating recently twee...

Textbook Publisher To Replace Bad Books | Kevin Sieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publisher of textbooks found to contain dozens of errors has announced that it will replace thousands of copies of the texts in Virginia elementar...

Textbooks: More Errors In Virginia History Book | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Among the mistakes: the claim that 12 states joined the Confederacy, not 11, and that 6,000 soldiers died during the Battle of Bull Run during the Civ...

School Sued Over Racial Epithet In Book

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Macomb County family is suing its school district for discrimination over a classroom reading of a racial epithet in a book depicting slavery....

Textbooks & Technology

Bryce Maddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bryce Maddock

Technology and innovation have provided some options that can be used to save money on textbooks. For the fiscally savvy student, these options deserve consideration.

Florida Initiative Offers Free Textbooks Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Looking for a bargain on those expensive college textbooks? How does free sound? A new state initiative called Orange Grove Texts Plus will provide...