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At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

The values of the market have come to permeate every aspect of our society.

Trayvon Martin

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

 Why is the Obama administration pushing testing on our schools?

Trina Garnett

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.

End Student Debt!

Total debt now exceeds $1 trillion. We should write off existing debt and make public college free.

Andrew Delbanco

In College, Andrew Delbanco explains the reversal of the postwar project of democratic expansion in higher education.

Education and schools have failed to live up to their full potential for the communities they serve.

Classroom

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

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A strike in the country's most segregated school district is about more than union politics. 

September 14, 2012

66 percent of Chicago parents back teachers and their union, while Romney-Ryan back wrongheaded Rahm Emmanel—and the fantasy that parents don't like public education.

September 13, 2012

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