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Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

A growing, diverse movement is rejecting market-oriented reforms in favor of education justice.

student debt

How for-profit colleges are allowing Wall Street investors to cash in, at students’ expense.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Coursera

The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

Students with laptops

Under the banner of high-tech progress, corporate lobbyists have rammed through legislation privatizing K-12 education across the country.

Blogs

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

Colleges borrowing great sums from students are focusing on prettying and branding the campus to reflect the commodification of the “college experience,” a vicious cycle resulting in greater student debt.

May 23, 2014

Interest rates on student loans are set to double on July 1—putting college out of reach for many families. 

June 6, 2013

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012

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

May 8, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011