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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

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

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

This week, Chicago and Wittenberg walk out, Ohio and Macalester sit-in and Michigan blocks the street for tuition equality. Nationwide, students demand that immigration reform include LGBT people and spread awareness of Title IX rights. 
 

April 26, 2013

As the school year draws to an end, activists fear that this tuition decision marks the end of free higher education in the United States.

April 23, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

America's school suspension rates reflect—and shape—the disparities at work in the nation at large.

April 17, 2013