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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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On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Teachers in Louisiana have found themselves on the frontlines of austerity.

June 7, 2012

Our high schools are failing to prepare young people for an unforgiving economy.

June 6, 2012

What would it take to put school desegregation back on the country's policy agenda?

May 29, 2012

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012

Protests in Philadelphia and Quebec against education cuts and tuition hikes underscore the common struggle against austerity.

May 24, 2012

Education reform is back in fashion, but the Tea Party won’t be pleased.

May 23, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012