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A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.

If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
sanctions.

Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.

Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.

Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial
aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession.
Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

Used to be, nearly everyone--Democrat or Republican--loved Head Start,
the federal preschool program for kids from low-income families. And why
not?

As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan
case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

Blogs

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

On schools, housing and more, both pro and con want nuts and bolts.

April 9, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

There’s a huge undercurrent of resentment building to what even many school administrators are calling unreliable, unfair, unintelligible and unnecessary tests.

April 6, 2014

A new bill in Congress calls on universities to pro-actively address harassment, or risk losing federal funds.

April 2, 2014

Despite well-funded opposition, New York’s mayor was able to deliver on the biggest commitment of last year’s campaign.

April 1, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014