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Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Will California Choose Prisons Over Schools—Again?

Progressives supported Prop 30 to send more money to schools but now the funds are headed to prisons. How could this happen—and can it be stopped?

Goodnight Moon

A new exhibit, The ABC of It, asks grown-up questions about literature for kids.

School buses.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Coursera

The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels’s covert war on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

Blogs

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

On schools, housing and more, both pro and con want nuts and bolts.

April 9, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

There’s a huge undercurrent of resentment building to what even many school administrators are calling unreliable, unfair, unintelligible and unnecessary tests.

April 6, 2014

A new bill in Congress calls on universities to pro-actively address harassment, or risk losing federal funds.

April 2, 2014

Despite well-funded opposition, New York’s mayor was able to deliver on the biggest commitment of last year’s campaign.

April 1, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014