Florida school districts balk at choosing their own textbooks.
If the Florida Department of Education gets its way, they will no longer be reviewing and approving textbooks for districts to use. If the legislature passes the measure before them, the responsibility of reviewing and selecting textbooks will fall upon each of the state’s sixty seven school districts.
But not so fast says the state’s small and mid-size count’s. They are countering that they do not have the time, people, or money necessary to be reviewing textbooks that it may or may or may not choose to use. Especially counties like Dixie County with a one person curriculum department. It would need many more people working at least one month to select the books.
The school districts are looking at this as an unfunded mandate which could cost the districts a lot of money. Some of the smaller counties are looking at the possibility of pooling together to get better deals on the school books. For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below: