Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
What use could the humanities be in a digital age? University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents’ nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. But, for me, the humanities are not only relevant but also give us a toolbox to think seriously about ourselves and the world. (New York Times)
Why trying to make government more accountable has backfired. (The Atlantic)
New York
For the second time in four years, the state’s largest teachers union has decided not to endorse Gov. Cuomo. (New York Post)
Don’t believe the special interests, says Jenny Sedlis of StudentsFirstNY, the Common Core works and should be embraced. (NY Daily News)
Majority in City Still Didn’t Pass State Exams; Officials Say More Work Ahead. (Wall Street Journal)


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