By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Louisiana is poised to reject every math and reading textbook submitted by publishers in its most recent adoption cycle, citing concerns that the materials are not fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards' expectations, state officials announced today. Though the Pelican State isn't the first to deal with a textbook-adoption process colliding with the common core, it does appear to be the first time alignment has been cited as a key factor in eschewing an endorsement. Superintendent John White said in an interview that state reviewers found that the textbooks generally didn't adequately match ...
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