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As STEM Dominates The Discussion, How Do The Humanities Fit In?


A new report urges New Hampshire schools to improve science, technology, engineering, and math education. It’s part of a national preoccupation stemming from lackluster scores on these subjects among American students. But some say this emphasis is edging out other, equally important areas from writing skills to civics to the arts.


  • Robert Hallowell – member of the Governor’s STEM Task Force, Nashua School Board member, and researcher at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.
  • Kathy Mathis – program director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. She has also been executive director of the World Affairs Council of N.H. and a visiting professor at University of California Irvine. She is currently working on a book about the history of the Dunfey family.

An NHPR video looking at the STEM discussion in N.H.:

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