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The values of the market have come to permeate every aspect of our society.

Trayvon Martin

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

 Why is the Obama administration pushing testing on our schools?

Trina Garnett

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.

End Student Debt!

Total debt now exceeds $1 trillion. We should write off existing debt and make public college free.

Andrew Delbanco

In College, Andrew Delbanco explains the reversal of the postwar project of democratic expansion in higher education.

Education and schools have failed to live up to their full potential for the communities they serve.

Classroom

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

College student

Already facing crippling debt and a rocky job market, students in default can't even get access to the grades they've already earned.

Blogs

As police brutality, deportation and voter suppression rage on, new movements emerge.

October 11, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States will be rereleased this month on DVD; it tells a different story than the school textbooks we're used to.

October 1, 2013

A leading critic has called on a leading publisher to withdraw and reissue a new book.

September 30, 2013

As the semester rolls on, fast-tracked teachers, vouchers and corporate-friendly Democrats get roasted.

September 27, 2013

The groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye is under fire in Morrison’s home state of Ohio.

September 24, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

As students build new fronts against austerity, some older opponents meet campus uproar.

September 16, 2013