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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?

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.

In Philadelphia, education reformers got everything they wanted. Look where the city’s schools are now.

Charters were supposed to be laboratories for innovation. Instead, they are stunningly opaque.

Her charter schools get outstanding performance reports—which leave out some salient facts.

Education reformers want to use technology in the classroom—for almost everything.

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

A former public school teacher and union organizer picks his favorites.

student debt

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

Blogs

UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

October 29, 2014

From the clock tower to the playground, youth resistance to racism and violence rolls on.

October 24, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

October 14, 2014

Outrage over deep budget cutbacks in key states is hurting the GOP.

October 8, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

For young people across the country, generational moments collide.

September 29, 2014

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 26, 2014