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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

Congress has been unable to pass NCLB reform because the Tea Party has eroded the decade long bipartisan consensus on education policy.

August 18, 2011

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all of the country's students.

August 18, 2011

Our country’s inability to untangle matters of religion, politics and public health puts sexuality education teachers and their programs at an enormous risk. 

August 17, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 11, 2011

New York City's mandate to provide sex education in public schools is the perfect manifesto for comprehensive sexuality education—but will it be held accountable?

August 11, 2011

Award-winning historian and educator Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuña discusses the Tea Party’s chilling attack on his work.

August 10, 2011

A new study says colleges are unprepared to educate the more than one million veterans expected to enter institutions of higher learning in the next decade. 

August 9, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011

Last weekend, two very different speeches on the future of the teaching profession made news.

August 3, 2011