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Is education widening the class divide?

Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.

College presidents are living in baronial splendor, some with salaries, benefits and perks of $1 million or more. And you wonder why the cost of tuition is so high?

Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump's virtual university
and you'll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.

The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.

The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
impact.

Blogs

Santorum has a chance in Ohio because he appeals more to working-class voters than Romney. But his blue-collar roots are a myth. 

March 5, 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

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

In spite of student support for a boycott of a brand of hummus made by a company students argue is complicit in human rights abuses, DePaul University's Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) concluded there wasn't "sufficient grounds" for a boycott.

May 23, 2011

Colleges and universities collect data about current and prospective students to understand how to target the students who would be the most successful at their institutions. Wouldn't is be helpful to students to have access to this data?

 

May 17, 2011

A University of Pennsylvania student describes the pressure to begin alumni donations—even before he's picked up his diploma.

May 10, 2011