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As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

Chicago teachers' strike

In Chicago, teachers aren’t just fighting for a fair contract—they’re fighting to stop the education reform agenda that dominates the national debate.

The students at Bunker Hill Community College may have difficult lives. But the best are as bright as any Ivy Leaguer.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

Let me tell about you some of the things we do at camp that Americans for Limited Government would find subversive.

 The classroom and the boardroom are two very different worlds.

Graduating the Class of 2012 onto our overheated planet.

Church

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

Montreal protests

What began as a student walkout against tuition hikes has become a society-wide uprising against austerity, inequality and the police state.

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The issue of student debt is not just a young person’s problem—it’s everyone’s problem.

June 13, 2013

As immigration reform approaches and the semester ends, students hit the streets for racial and reproductive justice.

June 7, 2013

Head Start cuts in Washington State show just how dumb and shortsighted the sequester is.

June 7, 2013

Interest rates on student loans are set to double on July 1—putting college out of reach for many families. 

June 6, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

Their crime: "failing to follow college officials' instructions" about protesting.

May 31, 2013

Student groups and their allies confronted Sallie Mae at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. 

May 31, 2013

Whether black children value education or not isn’t the issue. It’s more important to ask why they grow up in a world that tries to prevent them from learning.

May 28, 2013

For twenty days, students at the New York college have occupied their president’s office in a struggle to defend free education.

May 28, 2013

As the spring semester ends and elected officials approach critical votes, students across the country are rising up to take back public education.

May 24, 2013