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Boston Puts a Better Map in the Classroom

The old Mercator world map, riddled with inaccuracies, has been replaced with a less Eurocentric version.
Source: Tyrone Siu / Reuters

Fans of The West Wing might recall the infamous “Big Block of Cheese Day,” a fictitious day in which the show’s White House staffers honor the petitions of small interest groups. In the episode, Press Secretary C.J. Craig and Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman enter a meeting fully prepared to dismiss a request from a group of cartographers to put new maps in public schools. But the pair soon

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