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 Why is the Obama administration pushing testing on our schools?

Trina Garnett

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.

End Student Debt!

Total debt now exceeds $1 trillion. We should write off existing debt and make public college free.

Andrew Delbanco

In College, Andrew Delbanco explains the reversal of the postwar project of democratic expansion in higher education.

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.

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Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/27/15?

March 27, 2015

Yale's historic new building project draws attention to the college's bidding process. 

March 24, 2015

The UAE welcomes NYU’s culture cachet—but not academics seeking to expose exploitaitve labor conditions.

March 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

March 20, 2015

Across the country, students and communities of color rise.

March 16, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

The Tennessee governor’s budget will subsidize students’ college tuition with cuts to college workers’ benefits.

March 6, 2015