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A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

An installation view of Educational Complex (1995), by Mike Kelley

MFAs aren’t a problem: it’s artists being content with what they know.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Blogs

Many students leave school far worse than they arrived: saddled with loans, but with no degree to help them land a job and pay off the debt.

August 6, 2013

Will Bezos’s interest in changing education policy affect his control of the Post?

August 6, 2013

The co-founder of SFER asks that her group be defined by those who are a part of us, rather than those who are not.

August 5, 2013

From the Dream 9, to the Dream Defenders, to San Francisco, to Chicago, young people mass for social justice.

August 2, 2013

How the bullying of a hero-teacher shows shows up the pretentions of Chicago's school establishment.

August 1, 2013

The Nation spoke with a group of organizers about the challenges and horizons of the American student movement.

July 31, 2013

Across the country, students are occupying capitols and hitting the streets for racial justice—and generational ideals whose time has come.

July 23, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013

As John Roberts and John Boehner drop the axe, students build new fronts against racism and austerity.

July 9, 2013