U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

Oct 6, 2015

U.S. publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'

One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America “workers” in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state’s combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews. Instead it was the ...

Sep 30, 2015

Bar exam system needs reform

The system for choosing who writes questions for the bar exam is in need of a major revamp in light of the recent scandal involving a Meiji University professor.

Sep 22, 2015

South Korea starts intensive classes on wartime sexual slavery

Some South Korean elementary, junior high and high schools on Tuesday began trial classes on wartime “comfort women” using supplementary teaching materials distributed by the government. The teaching aids, provided by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Ministry of Education, will ...

Sep 16, 2015

U.S. universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power: survey

U.S. universities lead the world in scientific innovation but face strong competition from Asian rivals with close ties to industry, according to a detailed analysis of academic papers and patent filings. The inaugural Reuters Top 100 survey, published on Wednesday, places Stanford University in ...