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It is shameful that CUNY colluded so thoughtlessly in an attempt to narrow the bounds of acceptable public discourse.

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, protesting budget cuts

The exploitation of contingent labor, a shrinking middle class, administrative elephantiasis: the turmoil in academia is a microcosm of American society as a whole.

The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

The newspaper should be taking a stand against education scams—but it’s dependent on one such program for its profitability.

A tribute to the recently departed scholar Manning Marable, by a close friend.

Women Under the Budget Knife

Despite all the talk of shared sacrifice, the drastic slashes to public sector jobs and social programs will hurt women the most.

Maya Soetero-Ng

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Proposed budget cuts and threats to collective bargaining are already damaging public education in Wisconsin.

A Palestinian's odyssey in a Middle East ablaze.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

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Watch how this Oakland teen went from being involved in gang violence to being top of his class.

June 12, 2014

Most of the unaccompanied children waiting in a Nogalas detention facility migrated from violence-torn countries in Central America.

June 10, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to ease this crisis—and Obama just backed it.

June 9, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

Colleges borrowing great sums from students are focusing on prettying and branding the campus to reflect the commodification of the “college experience,” a vicious cycle resulting in greater student debt.

May 23, 2014

A federal settlement to eliminate the use of seclusion on juvenile offenders is the first of its kind.

May 21, 2014

“They’ve lost before they even walked into that room,” said a Brooklyn English teacher. “They’re already telling themselves, ‘I can’t,’ and they’re stressed. They want to throw up.”

May 21, 2014

To build the university where Bill Clinton will speak this week, laborers are paid less than what was contracted, are refused their own passports and bank cards and sleep a dozen to a room.

May 20, 2014