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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

The issue of student debt is not just a young person’s problem—it’s everyone’s problem.

June 13, 2013

As immigration reform approaches and the semester ends, students hit the streets for racial and reproductive justice.

June 7, 2013

Head Start cuts in Washington State show just how dumb and shortsighted the sequester is.

June 7, 2013

Interest rates on student loans are set to double on July 1—putting college out of reach for many families. 

June 6, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

Their crime: "failing to follow college officials' instructions" about protesting.

May 31, 2013

Student groups and their allies confronted Sallie Mae at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

For twenty days, students at the New York college have occupied their president’s office in a struggle to defend free education.

May 28, 2013

As the spring semester ends and elected officials approach critical votes, students across the country are rising up to take back public education.

May 24, 2013