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After describing the immediate effects of budget cuts to education, such as overburdened teachers and lack of after school activities, the 16-year-old author considers the long-term effects of a poorly educated populace for the future of America.

Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

After taking an enlightening AP European History course, the author hopes that enrichment courses will survive the budget cuts to education.

A college degree shouldn't have to seem out of reach for American Indian young people—and they shouldn't have to compromise their cultural heritage in the process, either.

Nation Student Writing Contest Winner: A freshman at Old Bridge High School reports on how New Jersey's budget cuts have cheated her and her fellow students of a quality education.

A million and a half teenagers were unemployed this summer and didn't want to be. What does that mean besides less spending money for teens? Plenty.

Despite conservative attempts to whitewash what they learn in school, young Americans are a diverse and tolerant bunch—and they know it.

It is manifestly barbarous that children should be tossed into jail for life.

Blogs

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Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

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February 17, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/6/15?

February 6, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard reigns supreme as students demand divestment. 

February 3, 2015

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