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http://opensource.com/education/10/1/open-source-textbooks-threat-texas-education

Interesting article on the recent change in legislation in Texas, opening the way for open source textbooks. Some angry Texans! Worth a read for the public comment/reply at the end of the article. Quotable quotes:

These attacks are occurring through the adoption of open source textbook rules proposed by the Texas Education Commission, rules that completely exclude public participation in curriculum development and circumvent the opportunity for educators, parents and the public to  review and comment on instructional material before it is adopted for classroom use.

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The open-source rules would allow school districts to buy instructional material that has not gone through the public review and comment process and, by doing so, threaten to undermine decades of public input that is responsible for the quality public education system Texans enjoy today.

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