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Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels’s covert war on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, de Blasio gives his views on how to tackle economic inequality.

Student reading

Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help. 

He claimed that he's narrowed the achievement gap, but his record indicates otherwise.

Blogs

From the Deep South to Wisconsin, a sampling of student and youth organizing that’s taking off.

January 13, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

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