Archive for March 7th, 2007

World imbalances maps

| March 7, 2007 | 2 Replies
World imbalances maps

Many of you have probably seen maps like these before.  The geographic size of each country is adjusted (inflated or deflated) to show the relative size of some non-geographic characteristic.  Notice, for example, the map of military spending.

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Trying to teach art at a dysfunctional public grade school

| March 7, 2007 | 3 Replies
Trying to teach art at a dysfunctional public grade school

“If I didn’t care about my kids, I’d have an easier time.” “No real-life problem is ever actually solved, it seems.” For three years, Geri Anderson has worked as a grade school art teacher. She wakes up every day, willing to try her hardest to make a difference in the lives of the students who […]

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