CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 1977
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(Studio) Teachers must rely on publishers and writers of textbooks for teaching materials.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) 7 publishing companies control 60% of textbooks used in schools. Textbook publishers also supply materials for students and teachers that accompany textbooks. [Maryland educator Robert O'REILLY - says publishers in business to sell books so they deliver what public demands.] [Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Thomas MURPHY - says publisher provides detailed game plan for teacher to use in deciding areas of instruction.] [EPIE executive dir. P. Kenneth KOMOSKI - says books change frequently but superficially.] Edward Prods. Info. Exchange Institution (EPIE) job is to objectively monitor textbook quality from publisher to publisher. [Brooklyn, New York, educator Wayne TRIGG - says bound book presents aura of authority.] 1 Brooklyn district decided to make own decisions with regard to books; details. More teacher input into textbook selection needed.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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