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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

The Daily Targum weighs in on Bridgegate.

January 23, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 2014

If the mayor can get the governor and state legislators to support him, New York could become the model for how to fund crucial priorities in a progressive, sustainable way.

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

From the Deep South to Wisconsin, a sampling of student and youth organizing that’s taking off.

January 13, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

College students are graduating with the highest average student loan debt ever on record.

December 30, 2013

From Minneapolis to Amherst, the struggle for free tuition, voting rights and racial justice rages on.

 

December 20, 2013

The nominee for Education Department under secretary has strong ties to the privatization and investor community. 

December 19, 2013