states: "It suggests, for instance, that elementary math textbooks should be fewer than 200 pages in length."
This would be an excellent start for putting the doorstop-publishing mafia out of business.
Recently I had the grim experience of examining the doorstop Math Connects: Concepts, Skills, and Problems Solving, Course 2, Student Edition (MATH APPLIC & CONN CRSE) , which has 750 pages plus an additional 68 pages at the end. This doorstop has the mug shots of 12 co-authors, including Jack Price, a past-president of the NCTM who was a leading promoter of the 1989 NCTM "standards." This doorstop also lists 16 consultants and 45 reviewers--which is indicative of the highly irresponsible people who are writing, publishing, editing, promoting, and adopting these doorstops that are saturated with junk.