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When the UK government passed legislation that may effectively triple the cost of higher education in the UK last week, "It felt like the relationship between state and citizen had totally broken down, like there was no order left."

Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains.

Obama's education policy is far too close to George W. Bush's. Those of us who recognize the importance of public education can't wait for the administration to lead the way.

"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.

The Rally for Sanity gathered Americans who equate political sanity with studiousness and curiosity.

At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies.  It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

When budget cuts led to mass layoffs, the 15-year-old student author lost the mentorship of many influential adults.

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Will Koch-allied trustees, state-appointed superintendents or President Obama ever listen to students?

September 15, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

August 30, 2014

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Reefa Hernandez—and a national youth movement.

August 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

As deportations and state violence heat up, struggles collide.

August 12, 2014

After spending four year in college, this student gives a critique of the academic industrial complex and the corporatization of higher education.

August 12, 2014

He’ll do to the country what he did to Newark’s schools, the governor promises.

August 1, 2014

Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

July 30, 2014

What does Renisha McBride have to do with Tariq Kdheir? For young people across the country, everything.

July 25, 2014