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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

Calling for the administration's support of Bangladeshi garment workers, members of NYU's Student Labor Action Committee performed carols such as "Joy to the Workers” and “Workers’ Rights Are Coming To Town.”

December 9, 2013

PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

From Chicago to Albuquerque, the fight for racial and reproductive justice rages on.

November 22, 2013

Politicians pay lip service to the idea of preschool; the question is whether they will pay the bill.

November 20, 2013

Fighting for their future in a poor country where corruption has marred development since the fall of the Soviet Union, students at Bulgaria's Sofia University have taken hold of what little is theirs: their classrooms.

November 15, 2013

Coast to coast, students demand an end to cuts, tests and racist policing.

November 12, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013