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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

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

Activists say the Obama Administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign falls short of what’s needed to end campus sexual assault.

September 24, 2014

Will Koch-allied trustees, state-appointed superintendents or President Obama ever listen to students?

September 15, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

August 30, 2014

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Reefa Hernandez—and a national youth movement.

August 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

As deportations and state violence heat up, struggles collide.

August 12, 2014