The $56 million estimate is based on an expectation that 70 percent of schools will adopt the curriculums the city’s Education Department is recommending, the officials said. They said that while downloading state curriculums was free, the costs of acquiring workbooks and texts would bring the cost close to the city’s $56 million estimate.
The city will procure the materials through five vendors, including the state’s vendor and Pearson, a British publishing and education company, said Shael Polakow-Suransky, the city’s chief academic officer.
But what impressed me most from my brief scan this morning was this list of "stories" for grades 9-10. Now I am wondering if I did not somehow get into a remedial undergraduate English program back in the late 60s, since obviously, all my profs offered me was 9th grade reading materials!