Cobb school board approves digital math book purchase

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cobb County district (Marietta, Ga.) school board has decided to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students. It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.

Board members rejected that proposal in April after several tea party activists said the books were too closely linked to Common Core, a set of controversial national standards

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