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President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.

Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Graduates

Stories about Millennials’ character flaws aren’t just wrong; they’re cover for the real perpetrators of crimes against the future.

Booker and Zuckerberg

The city has a new mayor with a progressive mandate, but its schools are reeling from the market-based reforms Cory Booker introduced.

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.

Classroom

Sixty years after Brown, whiter, wealthier communities are breaking away from racially and economically diverse school districts.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Bookstore

How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

Blogs

As deportations and state violence heat up, struggles collide.

August 12, 2014

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

He’ll do to the country what he did to Newark’s schools, the governor promises.

August 1, 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

What does Renisha McBride have to do with Tariq Kdheir? For young people across the country, everything.

July 25, 2014

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

July 24, 2014

Across the country, students stage sit-ins, rally and unionize for justice—and win.

July 14, 2014

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

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

July 2, 2014