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NYU senior scholar Deborah Meier speaks with Pedro Noguera, guest editor of The Nation's special education issue, about the challenges facing the country's education system.

With conservatives increasingly shaping educational policies in states such as Arizona and Texas, The Nation's Melissa Harris-Lacewell wonders whether progressives are in danger of losing the youth to the right?

Despite conservative attempts to whitewash what they learn in school, young Americans are a diverse and tolerant bunch—and they know it.

A commencement address for those graduating into a disillusioned and disconnected can't-do nation.

The change we need in education policy is more than a rebranding of No Child Left Behind.

Forget quick fixes. To compete internationally, we need to improve the whole system.

Bringing "choice" and "accountability" to the education system sounded good on paper, but in reality, that effort has failed.

Far from the media spotlight, innovation in education is going on in unexpected places.

Community schools alter the arc of children's lives by addressing academic and social needs.

Despite the hype around charters, it's magnet schools that have a real track record of success.


From New York to Ferguson to Santa Cruz, a generation rises.

November 24, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Need some reading suggestions? See below for recommended reads from our brilliant group of fall interns:

November 12, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

The short answer: Pretty badly, but it could have been worse.

November 5, 2014

UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

October 29, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 10/23/14?

October 27, 2014