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Congress has been unable to pass NCLB reform because the Tea Party has eroded the decade long bi-partisan consensus on education policy.

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have taken over campuses to fight for greater access to the country's universities.

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

We need a mandatory course in every high school that looks at society through the lens of ethics and morality, rather than efficiency and productivity.

School crossing

Aggressively pushing voucher programs, ALEC is calling on states to “transform the system, don't tweak it" in a large-scale assault on public education.

When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

Student reading

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

Blogs

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

Does higher education in America offer young women a ticket to the middle class—or entrench class divisions that are only getting wider?

October 15, 2014

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

October 14, 2014

Outrage over deep budget cutbacks in key states is hurting the GOP.

October 8, 2014

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