Textbook manifesto

Allen B. Downey January 2010, updated February 2016 My textbook manifesto is so simple it sounds stupid. Here it is: Students should read and understand textbooks. That’s it. ┬áIt’s hard to imagine that anyone would disagree, but here’s the part I find infuriating: the vast majority of textbook authors, publishers, professors, and students behave as … Continue reading Textbook manifesto