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School system invites public to review books
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The school system is throwing the books open for anyone who wants to examine the proposed textbooks, some of which have been met with concern due to their content.The open-book policy, as promised by Director of Schools Bobby Cox, will allow for anyone to examine the proposed textbooks for social studies for grades K-12. The open-book review comes after citizens approached the School Board with concerns about some of the content in the books. Specifically, content concerning Islam was pointed out with some suggesting the publishing company was trying to “re-write history” with a Muslim spin.Cox, who was on the state textbook review committee that suggested the textbook, recently revealed anyone who wants may not only inspect the books, but may also provide a written review.“All reviews and opinions will be considered,” said Cox during the recent School Board meeting, noting it will be a local decision, not a state decision, when it comes to deciding what textbooks to buy for Warren County Schools.Those wishing to peruse and review the textbooks are asked to abide by certain guidelines.First, the books under review are stationed at the Teacher Center at the Central Office on Morrison Street.