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Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings
Baltimore County schools spent $5 million on textbooks, curriculum despite warnings

Baltimore County school leaders disregarded advice from state officials and forged ahead to overhaul the teaching of English, spending more than $5 million over the past few years to buy textbooks that mostly sit unused and to rewrite a curriculum that has been shelved. The system spent about $2.2 million on a 27-year-old grammar textbook with outdated references to encyclopedias and almanacs, both barely used by today's students, according to school system documents. The textbook and accompanying workbooks remained in a warehouse for nearly a year, and school officials acknowledged they are just now being delivered. The rewrite of the language arts program and the creation of a new...

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