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Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Taking away one of America’s most economically efficient and widely used educational and cultural resources is a bad deal for the American people.

Mitt Romney's hands

We dismiss the anti-intellectualism of the right at our own peril.

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Quebec protest

The student-led movement scored a victory in the election, with the new government repealing tuition hikes. But the grievances behind the mass protests still lurk.

Won't Back Down

A crude and hackneyed film, Won't Back Down peddles an improbable and deceptive message about schools and poverty.

Unions need to be at the forefront of improving public education across the country.

What's Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

Casualties in the Education Reform Wars

The stakes are high for students unlucky enough to be caught in the crossfire.

Teachers in Chicago realize that they are striking a blow for the preservation of public education across the country.

Blogs

Here is a quick breakdown of the Senate vote on the Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which will alleviate more than $1.2 trillion of debt carried by 40 million. 

July 18, 2014

Across the country, students stage sit-ins, rally and unionize for justice—and win.

July 14, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014

As the school year ends—and fall elections heat up—students walk out, tape up and unionize for justice.

June 15, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014