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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

To commemorate the March on Washington, students sat-in, died-in and boycotted school.

September 4, 2013

What I learned from my failure to flunk an “amateur” college football star.

September 3, 2013

A federal trial rules against the forces of decency in Chicago—despite evidence that the closing of 50 schools is racist and illegal.

August 26, 2013

As opportunities for becoming a college professor retreat, teaching college becomes the province of a proleterariat—and of a class of “gentleman scholars.”

August 21, 2013

Across the country, students sit-in, mobilize and unionize for justice.

August 21, 2013

States around the country are eager to adopt Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, but organizers warn that it may not be the best fit for every university system.

August 16, 2013

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