Sunday, April 4, 2010

"Nevada History" School-books Paid for by Mining Interest!

Elko School Officials Want Their Money Back

Posted: Apr 02, 2010 11:12 AM EDT Updated: Apr 02, 2010 11:12 AM EDT

ELKO, Nev. -- Elko school administrators want their money back for eighth-grade Nevada history textbooks that have been pulled from classrooms due to grammatical errors and complaints about how race and gender are presented.

School Superintendent Jeff Zander says the books called "Nevada History: Past, Present and Tomorrow were distributed in classrooms during the last year. Zander told school trustees the books should've been reviewed more closely before they were handed out. Now, they've been collected and are sitting in a warehouse.

Zander says publisher Tom Thayer wants to make a presentation to the school board. The district says mining company Barrick Gold of North America paid $50,000 toward the $52,000 cost of the books.

Information from: Elko Daily Free Press,

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