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Texas To Begin School Year Without New Textbooks

By Alex Seitz-Wald  

"Texas To Begin School Year Without New Textbooks"

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Due in part to a lack of funding, schoolchildren in Texas will begin classes in August without new textbooks. As part of a larger cost-cutting regime, a new law requires local schools to purchase textbooks through a statewide system. But delays in funding and implementation of the new system mean students will be stuck with old books for the first days of the school year.

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