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EdWeek’s political blog Politics K-12 notes that the AFT is already running digital ads in New Hampshire: “in an effort to raise the profile of education issues in the 2016 primary.”

Alas, one of the teachers featured in the video above appears to use the word “literally” in a way that might not be considered entirely correct. Students may smile or sit up straight but they don’t “literally light up” when they understand a new concept or lesson — though I’m sure that there will soon be a wearable device or app that indicates some measure of cognitive activity in the near future. 

Only a horrible, horrible person would note this, however.

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at