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Mitch Daniels

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

CTU Protest

Showdowns in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and beyond have turned out parents and teachers in droves—and revealed how out of touch education reformers really are.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

An adopted child

I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.

As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, de Blasio gives his views on how to tackle economic inequality.

Student reading

Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help. 

He claimed that he's narrowed the achievement gap, but his record indicates otherwise.

Blogs

From Philadelphia to Sacramento, students fight to reclaim public education.

January 27, 2014

Alaska Governor Parnell and his Republican-led legislature gave hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to major oil companies, and suddenly Anchorage public schools don’t have enough funding.

January 27, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014

The Daily Targum weighs in on Bridgegate.

January 23, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 2014

If the mayor can get the governor and state legislators to support him, New York could become the model for how to fund crucial priorities in a progressive, sustainable way.

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

From the Deep South to Wisconsin, a sampling of student and youth organizing that’s taking off.

January 13, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013