Friday, November 16, 2007

No Wonder Our Children Isn't Learning

School textbooks, rife with errors, tentatively approved | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Southwest: "State gives publishers until spring to fix 109,263 math mistakes 04:07 PM CST on Friday, November 16, 2007 By TERRENCE STUTZ

Proposed math books for elementary school children and their teachers have resulted in one computation that publishers would just as soon erase – 109,263.

That's the number of errors that were uncovered in proposed math textbooks that are under review by the State Board of Education for distribution to schools in the fall of 2008.

The total number of errors was nearly five times the total for last year, thanks to one publisher whose books contained more than 86,000 errors – 79 percent of the total."

1 comment:

Benjie said...

But it ain't just the textbooks that's doing so poorly. I first started noticing a grotesque number of missed editing issues while reading McMurtry's Streets of Laredo a decade ago. I remember thinking at the time (I believe I counted no fewer than 12 typos), "Don't the big publishing houses have editors any more?"