TAA Position Statement on the Value of Representation in Textbooks

In light of recent efforts in some states that appear to be aimed at limiting the adoption of some textbooks on grounds other than academic or pedagogical ones, the TAA Council felt it was important to reiterate and emphasize its mission with the following position:

As an organization of textbook and academic authors spanning the disciplines, we strive to offer high-quality, accessible programs and materials that represent the diversity of experiences, histories, and identities that constitute today’s world. We support authors and open, civil, and inclusive discourse in creating materials so that all learners can fully participate in our sophisticated society.

Issued by Council August 10, 2022