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Resisting the historical deniers

National / Politics Nov 23, 2013

Resisting the historical deniers

by David Mcneill

Shin Kawashima recalls his heart sinking with the reelection of Shinzo Abe. A specialist in Asian diplomatic history at the University of Tokyo, Kawashima has spent years trying to narrow the gap between Japan and China's strikingly different interpretations of wartime history. The election ...

California school to keep 'Arabs,' may change mascot

World / Social Issues Nov 17, 2013

California school to keep 'Arabs,' may change mascot

School officials in Southern California say a high school's "Arabs" nickname is here to stay, but its divisive costumed mascot may undergo a face-lift. The Coachella Valley Unified School District held a special meeting Friday night to address the recent dispute over the Coachella Valley ...

Editorials Nov 4, 2013

Keep schools' test results private

Letting education boards, instead of individual public schools, decide whether to release the results of nationwide achievement tests for sixth and ninth graders would skew the purpose of education.