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George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

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.

Blogs

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

Nearly half of all California voters are new or occasional voters. In South LA, one group is empowering community members to realize the significance of their vote.

August 28, 2012

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters take to the streets in Montreal to protest tuition hikes.

August 24, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 2, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 27, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

 

July 20, 2012