The Great Textbook 'Purge' in Russia

TEXTBOOK CRONYISM: Those who control the present control the past. And according to this excellent New York Times expose, Russian president Vladimir Putin and his cronies have their prints all over a textbook purge that has cut the number of approved titles in half and revived the fortunes of an Soviet-era publisher, now run by his former judo partner. One victim’s response: “It’s like what they say in ‘Animal Farm.’ All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” EdCentral compares Russia’s textbook industry with that in the U.S.

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