Political Pedagogy

The Texas Textbook Debate

The Texas Textbook Debate

Apr 05 2010

On March 12, the Texas State Board of Education voted along party lines to revise the state's social studies curriculum. The new standards for history

Tech Overload

Bing Maps: Borgesian Fantasy or Nightmare?

Bing Maps: Borgesian Fantasy or Nightmare?

Mar 23 2010

At a conference last month in Long Beach, Cailfornia, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, architect of Microsoft's Bing Maps, demonstrated a host of exciting features for

Lit Crit

German Teen’s Plagiarism: Not Just A “€˜Mash-Up”€™

German Teen’s Plagiarism: Not Just A “€˜Mash-Up”€™

Feb 25 2010

For those unaware, the literary world is currently aflutter over a scandal involving yet another freshman novelist accused of plagiarism.  Helene Hegemann, daughter of famed