Books wear out as budgets wear thin

Anonymous Patron writes Sad Story out of Oregon, where Tigard-Tualatin has no money set aside to replace 7-year-old foreign-language texts that pre-date the euro.

the Tigard-Tualatin School District are hoping they’ll have new books for the 2005-06 school year. But the district budget has no money set aside for the textbooks.

“This is the year of tight financial resources, and I don’t know whether or not there will be money to support textbooks for second languages,” said Susan Carlile, director of curriculum and instruction. “I feel like we need to address that need.””