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George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Will California Choose Prisons Over Schools—Again?

Progressives supported Prop 30 to send more money to schools but now the funds are headed to prisons. How could this happen—and can it be stopped?

Goodnight Moon

A new exhibit, The ABC of It, asks grown-up questions about literature for kids.

School buses.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Coursera

The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

Blogs

College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

From Minneapolis to Amherst, the struggle for free tuition, voting rights and racial justice rages on.

 

December 20, 2013

The nominee for Education Department under secretary has strong ties to the privatization and investor community. 

December 19, 2013

NYU becomes the only private university with unionized teaching assistants.

December 12, 2013

As sit-ins and fasts continue, campaigns against mandatory minimums, Stand Your Ground and youth incarceration gain traction. 

December 10, 2013

Chicago officials promised a smooth transition for students from closed schools, but parents and teachers complain the “welcoming schools” are plagued by familiar problems.

December 9, 2013

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