insider wrote:Both my kids told me that don’t need to buy for them most of the sec school textbooks (except Chinese and literature) as their teachers (different schools) seldom refer to the books as teachers give stack and stack of notes. True enough that whenever I clear those books at every year end for recycling, many if not most of them are brand new (so heart pain to discard those like new history, maths, science, etc textbooks). Wonder whether other parents share similar experience and if yes, why is MOE wasting our money??? (sec textbooks are not cheap and I hate to harm the environment unnecessarily.)
Which type of school do your children go to? IP, govt, International ? I hear a lot that IP programme don't use text book that much, but not sure of the others.