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New school textbooks cause confusion

Santo Domingo.- With only a week to go before the start of the new 2012-2013 school year, some principals and parents have yet to receive information about the new primary school textbooks that are authorized by the Ministry of Education for use in private schools.

Shops and bookstores may still be selling expired books that are removed from circulation after four years and should have been replaced by the new editions. Education ministry ordinance 06-2003, article 30, establishes that school textbooks are valid for four years. Ordinance 06-2012, section five, says that any change selected by the private schools has to be approved by the private schools board.

The ministry has been asked to provide information on the textbooks that have been approved, of a list of 272 at the General Curriculum Board, the national and international publishers that submitted them, as new editions are in circulation and it’s unclear which have been approved by the ministry.

Parents have been purchasing books despite the lack of information.

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