Salem's Bennett Creates Textbook Series
January 4, 2010 at 11:45 AM (PT)
SALEM RADIO NETWORK host BILL BENNETT's new book series, "AMERICA: THE LAST BEST HOPE," has been published for use in schools by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT. The three-volume set by the former U.S. Secretary of Education is tied into an interactive website for grades 8-12 and is available in e-reader versions as well as standard texts.
"HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT is excited to partner with Secretary BENNETT, and benefit from his unique experiences with education, by distributing this groundbreaking new series," said BETHLAM FORSA, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT's EVP of Content Development & Publishing Operations, K-12 Publishers. "As students of this generation seek out unique methods of learning, this program meets them where they already are -- in cyberspace."
BENNETT added, "History is our nation’s school children’s worst subject. And yet, the history of AMERICA is the greatest story of the modern era. It should not be boring, it should not be dumbed-down, and it should not be politicized. It is the story of a great experiment -- what ABRAHAM LINCOLN called a 'proposition.' It is the story of many noble efforts to live up to that proposition, sometimes failing, more often, succeeding. This great adventure is told the best way I know how, chronologically, excitingly, honestly. 'Once Upon A Time' can still be an invitation to our youth and there is no greater 'Once Upon A Time' than ours. It is the dream of a lifetime for me to have a textbook in our nation’s schools explaining all of this—and with a most exciting curriculum to accompany it. And to do so with the leader in excellence in education publishing, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, is a special privilege."