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COLLGE FINALIST: There’s still time to face up to the issues we stand to inherit, and our generation has the modern means to do it. Whether we can muster the will—well, that’s entirely up to us.

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER: A graduating high school senior reflects on her generation's embattled future—and its dwindling access to quality education.

Penn State fans

There is a message here about masculine privilege.

Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, protesting budget cuts

The exploitation of contingent labor, a shrinking middle class, administrative elephantiasis: the turmoil in academia is a microcosm of American society as a whole.

Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Blogs

After spending four year in college, this student gives a critique of the academic industrial complex and the corporatization of higher education.

August 12, 2014

Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

July 30, 2014

These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

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

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014

Across the US, student debt is worst at schools with the highest-paid presidents.

May 19, 2014

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014