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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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Despite well-funded opposition, New York’s mayor was able to deliver on the biggest commitment of last year’s campaign.

April 1, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

{Young}ist aims to show millennials as a thriving, capable, growing network of youth fighting for a more just world.

March 28, 2014

And we wonder why there’s an education gap.

March 28, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

The mayor drew chuckles at a press corps variety show, then laid out his rationale for denying free space to a handful of charter schools.

March 24, 2014

Black students account for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, 48 percent with multiple out-of-school suspensions.

March 21, 2014

From Newark to Minnesota, this month has seen a breadth of direct action from students and youth.

March 21, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

A grassroots movement tapped into fears that affirmative action would close off university spots for Asian-American students.

March 18, 2014