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Aggressively pushing voucher programs, ALEC is calling on states to “transform the system, don't tweak it" in a large-scale assault on public education.

When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

Student reading

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

With high unemployment among youth, maybe young people should be thinking about creating their own jobs.

The outcome of the budget debate will have a huge impact on future generations, as spending decisions will determine how large of a debt is passed on. Several thousand young people came together to create a budget that calls for investments in education, health care, infrastructure and green energy, while also reducing the federal debt.

With the nation's public education system under siege, the need for qualified teachers who are committed to creating exciting and empowering schools is more urgent than ever.

Blogs

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013

PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

From Chicago to Albuquerque, the fight for racial and reproductive justice rages on.

November 22, 2013

Politicians pay lip service to the idea of preschool; the question is whether they will pay the bill.

November 20, 2013

Fighting for their future in a poor country where corruption has marred development since the fall of the Soviet Union, students at Bulgaria's Sofia University have taken hold of what little is theirs: their classrooms.

November 15, 2013

Coast to coast, students demand an end to cuts, tests and racist policing.

November 12, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013