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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.

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Meanwhile, teachers and activists are on a three-day march to highlight the potentially explosive impact of the closings. 

May 20, 2013

Today’s actions follow a recent groundswell of student walkouts—and months of organizing.

May 17, 2013

Avoiding calling racism for what it is only prolongs the problem. 

May 16, 2013

A response to Time Magazine's Joel Stein.

May 16, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

Pictures and quotes from the May 8 rally to keep Cooper Union tuition-free.

May 10, 2013

As the school year hits the home stretch, students are walking out, sitting-in and organizing—against austerity hawks, toxic campus climates and wanton discrimination.

May 10, 2013

In a case of shaking-the-hand-that-slaps you, the Pennsylvania state school will host the Tea Party governor for its May 18 commencement. To whose benefit?

May 9, 2013

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

This week, Chicago and Wittenberg walk out, Ohio and Macalester sit-in and Michigan blocks the street for tuition equality. Nationwide, students demand that immigration reform include LGBT people and spread awareness of Title IX rights. 
 

April 26, 2013