ERIC Number: ED161824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Action Resulting from CEAFU's Textbook Bias Study.
National Right to Work Committee, Fairfax, VA.
The document contains letters of complaint sent by Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism (CEAFU) to boards of education and publishers regarding inaccurate and/or unfair coverage of the right to work issue in high school social studies textbooks. Examples of complaints filed with boards of education are presented for state-adopted textbooks and for district-adopted textbooks. Because of the difficulties involved in corresponding with individual districts, CEAFU staff members have concentrated most of their efforts at the state level in 20 states which have adopted objectionable textbooks. Priority states are identified and a list of complaints to be filed in the near future is included. A sample is presented of the 22 letters of text evaluation sent by CEAFU to publishing companies. Letters of reply by six publishing companies conclude the document. Textbook publishers indicate that they are willing to review CEAFU evaluations of their texts and that they agree to take CEAFU criticisms into consideration in future publications. (DB)
Descriptors: Activism, Adoption (Ideas), Business Correspondence, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), History Instruction, Labor Legislation, Letters (Correspondence), Political Issues, Publishing Industry, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Unions, United States Government (Course), United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Right to Work Committee, Fairfax, VA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 011 311