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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

The Maryville case is yet another example of why we need to educate people about rape.

October 16, 2013

But Judge E. Boasberg will let some civil rights claims move forward, a positive sign for education activists.

October 14, 2013

As police brutality, deportation and voter suppression rage on, new movements emerge.

October 11, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States will be rereleased this month on DVD; it tells a different story than the school textbooks we're used to.

October 1, 2013

A leading critic has called on a leading publisher to withdraw and reissue a new book.

September 30, 2013

As the semester rolls on, fast-tracked teachers, vouchers and corporate-friendly Democrats get roasted.

September 27, 2013

The groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye is under fire in Morrison’s home state of Ohio.

September 24, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013