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2017-2018 Year Math & English Textbooks

Nathan Elsensohn, News Editor

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Every Fayette County high school has received new Math and English textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year . EnVision for math, and Holt McDougal for English. However, students have found that the EnVision Geometry textbook is riddled with errors and puts questions within the wrong sections.  Even the teachers’ answer keys are filled with mistakes.

Fayette county will be sending these textbooks back to the makers and will receive new, revised textbooks that will hopefully be better. Teachers and administrators are not happy with the current textbooks, and the hassle involved with getting rid of them after just receiving them.

As for the English textbooks, they aren’t necessarily error-filled, but they only have excerpts of notable works of fiction and heavily focus on non-fiction texts. English teachers have spent the year integrating the new texts which often require them to pull in outside resources to help students understand the cultural context and the plot holes left by the excerpts.

So overall, the 2017-2018 school year has not been a great year for textbook changes. Students and teachers alike are very frustrated.

About the Writer
Nathan Elsensohn, News Editor

Nathan Elsensohn is a freshman at Lafayette High School. He was born in Louisiana and moved to Lexington after Hurricane Katrina. Nathan currently enjoys reading, meeting up with friends, and cooking. When he graduates college he aspires to be working in the news media. He is in the pre-engineering program at Lafayette and is acquiring skills he can use for the rest of his life. Nathan is excited to be a part of the Lafayette Times.

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