Sunday, February 7, 2010
In “The End of Textbooks (June 2003)” by Gary Stager, the author talks about how he is excited that Texas legislature is using text book funds to buy laptops for some schools. He was then disappointed when he found out that the laptops would be used as text books. Gary goes on to talk about his opinion that text books are made out of distrust for the teachers. I agree with his opinion. Textbooks too often “rule” classes, with just mindless reading instead of actual comprehension or practical application of what we read. Text books are just watered down facts, with the takeover of censorship to blame. This is what matters to me in Gary Stager’s “The End of Textbooks (June 2003)”.