The Senate Committee version of House Bill 1 would rescind Proclamation 2005 and subsequent proclamations for instructional materials until the legislature comes up with a new plan for paying for textbooks and other instructional materials. If passed, this means publishers will have to stop work on new elementary math materials that are aligned with the TAKS. If the 2007 Legislature tells SBOE to go ahead with elementary math, it will be too late.

What others are saying about this unfortunate legislative proposal:

Proposal would halt the state's latest school textbook order
May 10, 2006
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Reform bill would delay elementary math books
May 9, 2006
Associated Press

There are other items being discussed in the most recent edition of HB1 that Senator Shapiro laid out. One of those is the textbook issue. There is language in the bill that strikes the payment of one of the year's textbook purchases already approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE) and other language that deletes powers of the State Board over text book review.
Comment by Representative Jerry Madden in Texas Insider, May 5, 2006

Republican Senator Shapiro Setting Texas Kids Up For Failure
Statement by Texas Democratic Party, May 3, 2006

Educators Vow to Defend Proclamation 2006
Statement from Jim Wohlgehagen, Ph.D, President, Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (TASM)

Math Education Expert Weighs In on Rescinding Proclamation 2005
Statement from Cynthia L. Schneider, PhD, President, Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Senate Committee May Kill Math Textbooks
Statement from Cliff Avery, Executive Director, Texas Textbook Coordinators

A Recession now (of proclamation 2005) would cause a major delay of at least a school year
Association of American Publishers Letter to Members of the Texas Legislature

An Open Letter to Senator Shapiro
Phillip Martin, Burnt Orange Report