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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.

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

Chicago teachers' strike

In Chicago, teachers aren’t just fighting for a fair contract—they’re fighting to stop the education reform agenda that dominates the national debate.

The students at Bunker Hill Community College may have difficult lives. But the best are as bright as any Ivy Leaguer.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

Let me tell about you some of the things we do at camp that Americans for Limited Government would find subversive.

 The classroom and the boardroom are two very different worlds.

Graduating the Class of 2012 onto our overheated planet.

Church

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

Montreal protests

What began as a student walkout against tuition hikes has become a society-wide uprising against austerity, inequality and the police state.

Blogs

This week, students and staff will walk out of class and off the job in support of a comprehensive set of demands for worker rights and economic equity.

April 8, 2013

Past shuttered schools and glass-strewn vacant lots, the Chicago Teachers Union documents the likely toll of Rahm Emanuel's latest disastrous education plan.

April 5, 2013

The Superintendent of Public Instruction, who campaigned as an advocate for public education, was reelected with the message, "We can and must meet our constitutional obligation to invest in all of our kids.”

April 3, 2013

As 35 Atlanta educators are investigated for fudging standardized test scores, the bigger issue is the high-stakes testing that's taken over our education system.

April 2, 2013

Wisconsin's state Superintendent of Public Instruction runs for reelection as a critic of Scott Walker's attacks on teacher unions, funding cuts and vouchers proposals.

April 1, 2013

This week, students fight for racial justice from Texas to Binghamton. The 2013 National Student Power Convergence is in the works. And Colorado students walk out on standardized tests while Indianans prep for a massive university strike.

April 1, 2013

Mayor Emanuel’s flash school-closing announcement is meeting civil disobeidence from Chicago teachers—who are having no trouble poking gaping holes in every one of the city’s arguments.

March 29, 2013

As Chicago Public Schools plans mass school closings, its interests lie in public perception—not facilitating a space for students, parents and activists to defend their schools.

March 27, 2013

Across the country, universities are breaking their promises—on affordability, diversity and protection against rape. What do students have to say about it?

March 15, 2013

First, cut the budget so students can’t get the courses they need. Then, bring in for-profit companies.

March 14, 2013