Because I didn’t use textbooks for the kids’ schooling, the difficulty in getting books with answers, or teacher manuals, was never an issue for me.Â Still, many people find them useful, want to acquire them, and when they’re finished using them, sell them to other people.Â One way the books are sold is on eBay.
In addition to not using textbooks, I don’t shop on eBay so I’m not up on current policy.Â Apparently, eBay declared some kind of moratorium on selling teacher manuals.Â I suppose this is to keep ‘unauthorized’ people from acquiring the books, a concept that, to me, seems in line with theÂ job protection/guild membership line of thinking.Â
If the point is learning and education, I would think that the more explanatory information ‘loose’ in the world, the better.Â But, if the point is to sequester information so that only certain people can get to it, that’s a different kettle of fish.
If your opinion is that the books should be able to be auctioned off, thereby letting ‘information be free,’ there is a signable online petition about it:
If you feel that the sale of the books will only wreck the test curve and let kids more easily cheat, I guess you’ll have to put together your own petition as no such pageÂ has been mentioned and no link provided.