this is really cool!
A group of Finnish math teachers write an open textbook in a weekend hackathonA group of Finnish mathematics researchers, teachers and students write a upper secondary mathematics textbook in a booksprint. The event started on Friday 28th September at 9:00 (GMT+3) and the book will be (hopefully) ready on Sunday evening..
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even cooler, they're making the LaTeX source code available on github, thereby allowing other interested parties to adjust the text to their needs.
if education is a civil right, then educational materials (like textbooks) should be made freely available .. which, on a related note:
Free digital textbooks offered as Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills
Twin bills by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will give students free digital access to 50 core textbooks for lower-division courses offered by the University of California, California State University and California Community College systems. Hard copies of the texts would cost $20.
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