A 2011 Pew research poll found that nearly 48 percent of Americans still believe the Civil War was a fight over “states rights.”
“Frankly, we think that we’ve addressed the underlying issue."
“This is revisionist history -- retelling the story however the winners would like it told.”
(h/t The Guardian) A textbook used to teach English as a second language included a map labeling Israel as "Occupied Palestine
What meat-eating (or coffee-drinking for that matter) allegedly does to our character, as the book seems to say, is all a red herring. The only thing vegetarianism asks us philosophically is: Are you okay that something died?
How can we continue to justify the costs of textbooks in an era when "free" is the name of the game, when a simple Google search yields a gaggle of information previously reserved for an elite, doctoral few?
Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. Today's students are not experiencing the same thing.
CLARIFICATION: The excerpted passage from the blog of The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates was written by a guestblogger, Yoni
"This book costs $187," she wrote. "That is more than $1/page I have to read." Ouch. It's just a textbook, but it packs quite
The publisher of textbooks found to contain dozens of errors has announced that it will replace thousands of copies of the