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With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).

"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap

This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.

Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.

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As police brutality, deportation and voter suppression rage on, new movements emerge.

October 11, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States will be rereleased this month on DVD; it tells a different story than the school textbooks we're used to.

October 1, 2013

A leading critic has called on a leading publisher to withdraw and reissue a new book.

September 30, 2013

As the semester rolls on, fast-tracked teachers, vouchers and corporate-friendly Democrats get roasted.

September 27, 2013

The groundbreaking novel The Bluest Eye is under fire in Morrison’s home state of Ohio.

September 24, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

As students build new fronts against austerity, some older opponents meet campus uproar.

September 16, 2013