World War II, fought out on Facebook

April 11, 2010

It’s not exactly family safe, so I’ll link.  For a college class, I’d ask students to determine if the piece is accurate, and if not, what really happened.

What would it have looked like had World War II been fought with Facebook postings?


SBOE shames Texas, part G: Toles in the Washington Post

April 11, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Toles in the Washington Post, March 19, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Toles in the Washington Post, March 19, 2010

It’s pretty embarrassing when the State Board of Education’s actions leave Texas open to jokes about whether Texans remember the Alamo.  Remembering the Alamo is as much a Texas monument or icon as anything else — maybe moreso.

Tom Toles demonstrates why Texas should be embarrassed by the Texas State Board of Education’s work on social studies standards.


Education board shames Texas, part F: Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times-Free Press

April 11, 2010

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, March 16, 2010

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, March 16, 2010

Bennett remains one of my favorite cartoonists today.  His work is incisive, intelligent, and persuasive to the side of reason and light almost all of the time.  Why hasn’t he won a Pulitzer yet?

Bennett is generally a powerful supporter of U.S. education; see the two other recent cartoons, below the fold.

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