"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Houghton Mifflin's American Govt. Text Denying Global Warming

Don't buy this book. From Think Progress: The Wonk Room:
Houghton Mifflin, the publisher of the climate-denier textbook American Government, responded to criticism on Andy Revkin’s Dot Earth blog with the following claims:

The authors do not provide a history of global warming; rather they use the issue to illustrate “entrepreneurial politics.” As part of this illustration, the book cites a wide range of sources, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore.

Late last year, we released the 11th edition of “American Government,” which included some revisions to the “entrepreneurial politics” section. These revisions reflect current developments in environmental policy research.

Not a single sentence in their response accurately represents the textbook’s content.
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