You asked which book is out of print. According to International Thompson Publishing, the distributor and PWS-Kent, the publisher, the Koopmans book, Introduction to Contemporary Statistical Methods, 1987, has been out of print for a while and no revisions are planned. All the other books on the recommended text list are available.
I appreciate your comment that many books could work for this course with proper supplementation. I realize that the Moore McCabe book is the most complete book currently available. However, it is so dry and uninspiring, I would prefer to use a less complete book that is more interesting to high school students and supplement where needed. The books I am currently looking at (but I'm open to suggestions from anyone) are: Johnson, Robert. Elementary Statistics, 7th edition. ITP/Duxbury. 1996. Triola, Mario. Elementary Statistics, 6th edition. Addison Wesley. 1995.
I'm encouraging my students to purchase the text to have as a reference book (not requiring--we are a public school). Hopefully, enough students will purchase them that I can have the money to adopt new textbooks in 2 or 3 years as the authors/publishers get with the AP objectives.
I would really like to hear of peoples' successes/failures with the various books out there. Textbook selection time is upon us.
And thanks again to Al for organizing us in San Diego and Penni for hosting us.
Lee Kucera Capistrano Valley H. S. Mission Viejo, CA 92692