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Education and schools have failed to live up to their full potential for the communities they serve.

Classroom

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

College student

Already facing crippling debt and a rocky job market, students in default can't even get access to the grades they've already earned.

Condoleezza Rice

From William Kristol to Condi Rice to Joel Klein, conservatives turn disastrous decisions into fabulous careers. How do they do it?

Campus spies. Pepper spray. SWAT teams. Welcome to Repress U, class of 2012.

Wisconsin protests

The renewal of labor militancy and radical politics is being led by a rising generation with its own rock-and-rap passion.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

How can schools be held accountable for children's well-being?

Montana's superintendent of public instruction, a groundbreaking Native American leader, is a strong believer in the power of public education to combat poverty.

The nation's oldest settlement house is closing. Is Jane Addams’s method—having citizens of different socioeconomic classes living among each other—a legacy that we should bring back to life?

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

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

February 23, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/17/15?

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