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Secondary teachers of vocational subjects frequently have to face the burdensome task of choosing the right text for their courses, but they would not and should not delegate the responsibility to other offices or agencies. In having to deal with choice of texts, teachers feel several factors are operating against the chances of finding the right textbook. Sometimes they express a certain frustration, saying, "As if it is not enough responsibility to try to prepare young people for a role in a technical area, we even have some evidence that students whose verbal backgrounds are poor are advised to take our subjects."

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