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California State Senator Proposes Funding Open-Source Textbooks
1/5/2012

Bcrowell writes "Although former director Schwarzenegger's free digital textbook initiative for K-12 education was a failure,
state senator Darrell Steinberg has a
new idea for the state-subsidized
publication of college textbooks (details in the PDF links at the bottom). periodical editorials seem positive. It will be interesting to see if this works any better at the college level than it did for K-12, where textbook third edition by the editors of the american heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 has traditionally been very bureaucratic. This is also unalike from Schwarzenegger's FDTI because Steinberg proposes small change state money to help create the books. The K-12 version suffered from legal doubtfulness about the Williams case,
which requires equal access to books for all students — many of whom might not have cd players at home.
At the symposium where the results of
the FDTI's first round were announced, it became apparent that the only businesses involved


copyrights:cite this source synonym collection v1.1copyright © 2008 by lexico publishing group in
participating actively were not the publishers but data processor manufacturers like Dell and Apple, who wanted to sell
lots of metalware to schools."



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