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Wendy Kopp

Even the organization’s own recruits are uncomfortable with its explosive growth.

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

For twenty days, students at the New York college have occupied their president’s office in a struggle to defend free education.

May 28, 2013

As the spring semester ends and elected officials approach critical votes, students across the country are rising up to take back public education.

May 24, 2013

Meanwhile, teachers and activists are on a three-day march to highlight the potentially explosive impact of the closings. 

May 20, 2013

Today’s actions follow a recent groundswell of student walkouts—and months of organizing.

May 17, 2013

Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem. 

May 16, 2013

A response to Time Magazine's Joel Stein.

May 16, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

Pictures and quotes from the May 8 rally to keep Cooper Union tuition-free.

May 10, 2013

As the school year hits the home stretch, students are walking out, sitting-in and organizing—against austerity hawks, toxic campus climates and wanton discrimination.

May 10, 2013

In a case of shaking-the-hand-that-slaps you, the Pennsylvania state school will host the Tea Party governor for its May 18 commencement. To whose benefit?

May 9, 2013