13 March 2015
On 20 November 2014 The Times published an article about educational publishing in Britain today. Under the heading, ‘Textbook case of sloppy work’, the standfirst reads: ‘Britain once led the world in educational publishing. Now we have to import titles’; and the second paragraph begins: ‘the UK now produces among the worst textbooks of any developed nation’. Could it be that those outstanding textbook writers of the last century have disappeared and left no heirs? If so, how has this happened?