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The recent furor over a scholarly article suggesting that the "Israel lobby" drives US Mideast policy presents an opportunity for vigorous open debate on a volatile subject.

Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress,
online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia
College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.

OK, kids: With conservatives on the hunt for dangerous left-wing academics, take this SAT (Save America from Treachery) test. See if you can tell the difference between a terrorist and a truth-teller. First prize: A three-day getaway in Baghdad. Fail and go to jail.

As Congress jacks up the rates students and their parents are paying for college loans, the consequences are already being felt by young people whose ability to have a child or own a house is limited by debt.

Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor,
exerts his influence.

The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are
included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in
America.

The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that
his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real
world.

Women now outnumber men at colleges and universities, but higher
education has not become the fluffy pink playpen of feminism that some
conservatives envision.

Striking graduate teaching assistants and NYU administrators are hunkered down for a protracted fight, as President John Sexton has threatened strikers with loss of their teaching stipend and ability to teach. This could have a chilling effect on campus union organizing nationwide.

The privatization of the nation's greatest, once-public colleges and
universities is well under way. The loss of low-cost higher education
is a quiet tragedy, one that will severely limit the potential of
generations of future students.

Blogs

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

The GOP sees no need for positive messaging. Just make them dislike Obama.

June 27, 2012

After the news broke that the NYPD had been monitoring them, NYU's Islamic Student Association gathered to demand the university president condemn the operation.

June 26, 2012

A university press is placed on the chopping block while the school’s head coach is paid nearly seven times its annual operation cost.

June 20, 2012

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

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012