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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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PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013

Professors just don’t get why graduate students deserve labor unions, revealing a dangerous myopia about how academia works in the age of austerity.

December 4, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

From Chicago to Albuquerque, the fight for racial and reproductive justice rages on.

November 22, 2013

Politicians pay lip service to the idea of preschool; the question is whether they will pay the bill.

November 20, 2013

Fighting for their future in a poor country where corruption has marred development since the fall of the Soviet Union, students at Bulgaria's Sofia University have taken hold of what little is theirs: their classrooms.

November 15, 2013

Coast to coast, students demand an end to cuts, tests and racist policing.

November 12, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

The largest public school police department in the nation targets children who are as young as six years old. 

November 8, 2013