Letters to the Editor

Outdated textbooks need replacing

The recent editorial concerning the need for us to continue to support the schools foundation is quite accurate (“School’s foundation changing, but it’s still important to give,” April 16).

This year, I do hope that my students will be the recipients of the island’s generosity. The hope is to buy a new text for all students in 11th grade. It is sorely needed, as the text I am using was printed in 1996. Not only have significant events transpired since the Clinton Administration, but the study and interpretation of U.S. history continues to change as new evidence becomes available. A new text will also allow the Social Studies department to offer an AP United States history class because the text will be aligned to the new standards of the U.S. AP history curriculum.

Thank you for supporting your school.

— Martha Woodard
Vashon Island High School teacher

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