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A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.

The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.

If you can lie about science and get away with it, you can lie about anything. That's why we must say no to ideological zealots who are waging war against science and against democracy itself.

The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
impact.

The recent furor over a scholarly article suggesting that the "Israel lobby" drives US Mideast policy presents an opportunity for vigorous open debate on a volatile subject.

Young rebels in France are fighting not for change but for the same rights their parents tried to secure during the 1968 student revolution.

Blogs

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012

Protests in Philadelphia and Quebec against education cuts and tuition hikes underscore the common struggle against austerity.

May 24, 2012

Education reform is back in fashion, but the Tea Party won’t be pleased.

May 23, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

As corporations quit, shadowy group disbands task force that developed voter suppression and “shoot first” laws. But ALEC still pushes "model" bills that attack labor, environment, education.

April 17, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012