California adopts new English textbook guidelines

04/18/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The California Board of Education on Monday voted 6-4 to adopt language arts and reading guidelines for elementary and middle school textbooks. While supporters say the new curriculum will be one of the most rigorous in the country, critics say it takes a "one-size-fits-all" approach that fails to meet the divergent learning needs of children, especially English-learners.

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