Let's Keep Our Textbooks Out of the (Dirty) Hands of Students
The Dallas Morning News reports that 'thousands of textbooks and other materials worth an estimated $4.6 million sit unused in an Irving school district warehouse.' "Irving ISD (Independent School District) officlas says the problem stems from two major factors: the increased use of computer-based instructional materials and the reluctance to issue textbooks to each student for fear they might lose or damage them."
Now, let's see - the starting salary for a teacher in Irving is approximately $46,000. $4.6 million dollars of books sitting in a warehouse unused. That's 100 additional teachers that could be in classrooms making a difference in the lives of children in Irving. Someone needs to fire a few administrators!
The Sacramento Executive