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The Muddle Machine

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Posted on 26th November 2004 by Judy Breck in Schools We Have Now

This article by Tamim Ansary is a must read for anyone wishing to begin to grasp the problems with K-12 textbooks. We spend $4.3 billion annually on the industry which makes the muddle. Ansary’s description of the textbooks we get and how they are chosen will make you weep – for our children.

Genome Browser

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Posted on 26th November 2004 by Judy Breck in Subject Sampler

Here you can browse genomes: human, mouse, zebrafish, rat, chicken, mosquite – and several more. New data was placed on the rat genome page only a month ago. The nearly real time updating in the rolling out of scientific research results has transformed the textbook into a rusty antique of science.