How the Textbook Industry has Finally Been Disrupted and Will Continue to Change

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The textbook industry has had a long history in the United States, and the world, for that matter. Indeed, they’ve pretty much been with us since the dawn of writing. As notes, “Historical records indicate that for as long as systems of writing and formal schools have existed (whether for secular, religious, or other purposes), textbooks, in one form or another, have also existed, whether on clay tablets; scrolls; bound sheets of papyrus, vellum, or parchment; or modern mass-produced books.” (1) As far as more modern times, The New England Primer and McGuffey Readers became hallmarks of American education…...

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Andrew Syrios Andrew Syrios is a partner and co-founder of the real estate investment firm Stewardship Properties, which was named one of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in 2018. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration and lives in Kansas City, MO.