Joint Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education

Access to Quality Education

Access To Current Textbooks And Instructional Materials Aligned With Learning Expectations

The State must also assure that every school has current textbooks, technology, and/or other instructional materials that are aligned with the content expected to be taught to each student, in sufficient quantity for each student to have access to these materials for home use. This requirement is of fundamental importance. In turn, students must take advantage of these resources and apply themselves in a sustained effort to meet or exceed academic standards set for them. We therefore recommend:

Recommendation 13

State and local policy-makers should ensure that every school is provided with sufficient quantities of learning materials, equipment, and other resources that are current, in good condition, and appropriate to the learning needs of students, including: