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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

With its ever-expanding roster of campuses around the world, NYU is leading the way toward the corporatization of higher education. 

August 15, 2013

Many students leave school far worse than they arrived: saddled with loans, but with no degree to help them land a job and pay off the debt.

August 6, 2013

Will Bezos’s interest in changing education policy affect his control of the Post?

August 6, 2013

The co-founder of SFER asks that her group be defined by those who are a part of us, rather than those who are not.

August 5, 2013

From the Dream 9, to the Dream Defenders, to San Francisco, to Chicago, young people mass for social justice.

August 2, 2013

How the bullying of a hero-teacher shows shows up the pretentions of Chicago's school establishment.

August 1, 2013

The Nation spoke with a group of organizers about the challenges and horizons of the American student movement.

July 31, 2013

Across the country, students are occupying capitols and hitting the streets for racial justice—and generational ideals whose time has come.

July 23, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013