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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

Across the US, student debt is worst at schools with the highest-paid presidents.

May 19, 2014

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014

As the semester ends, students add “diversity of opinion” to campus policymaking—and win.

May 19, 2014

Girls may outperform boys in school, but the workplace is still stacked against them.

May 19, 2014

International organizations have said the seclusion of youth in custody amounts to torture.

May 15, 2014

Why is an accrediting commission targeting a well-performing college serving underprivileged communities?

May 15, 2014

Christie, Booker and Democratic party bosses, along with the charter school movement, suffer a huge defeat.

May 14, 2014

New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement got the the administration to finally act responsibility when doing business with the global fashion industry.

May 12, 2014

The fact that Democrats did not rally around bids for better oversight indicates how murky the party’s education platform has grown.

May 9, 2014

Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women’s education. The government’s failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.

May 9, 2014