Rockmore Op-Ed Addresses Textbook Controversy

“Though we don’t always recognize it, grammatical choices can be moral choices, and these publishers made the wrong ones,” says Ellen Bresler Rockmore, a lecturer in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, in an op-ed in The New York Times. Rockmore writes about the poor grammatical choices a publisher made in a Texas geography textbook that distorts history by inaccurately describing slavery.