Can just anyone write a school textbook?





...Sort of. Anyone can write and publish a textbook, but before it gets handed out to public-school students, the book's content would have to be approved by several review committees. As long as the textbook is deemed to meet state-specified guidelines and cover the subject matter with accuracy and coherence, the author's pedigree can be of secondary importance....In general, the publisher hires a more distinguished scholar as the main editor, who oversees the project and has final say over the content....

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