Beth Milne is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis 
In recent months some of the leading economic minds in the country have declared that when it comes to explaining rising inequality, education doesn’t matter. Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary and former president of Harvard, said at the National Press Club in February that it’s an “evasion” to suggest education and training as a solution to inequality. (The Wall Street Journal)
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Chicago Tribune)
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the nation’s main federal education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that Congress needs to craft a modern version that stays true to the law’s intent: to create equal educational opportunity for all children. (Washington Post)
I’m proud to say I’m a super healthy senior. Like more and more of us, I exercise regularly, eat healthily and get regular check-ups. But I won’t live forever and eventually my health will deteriorate. As that happens, I will become dependent to one degree or another on health professionals. I sure hope these folks will be well trained: After all no one wants a nurse who can’t give you proper medication. (US News)


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