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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

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Here are ten reforms that would ensure every child receives the education they deserve.

December 19, 2012

The urge to pull children from schools and arm oneself may be understandable, but we need to come together for solutions.

December 18, 2012

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

The general strike that swept Spain on November 14 was a fusion of traditional union efforts and a new breed of radical protest entirely.

December 10, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

In university admissions, why are we preferencing the already-privileged? 

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

New evidence proves the sexist “mommy track” myth wrong.

October 24, 2012

When Daniel Straus's company locked out workers, they showed up at NYU to protest. It turns out the anti-labor protesters they encountered there were hired by the company.

October 22, 2012