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Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, protesting budget cuts

The exploitation of contingent labor, a shrinking middle class, administrative elephantiasis: the turmoil in academia is a microcosm of American society as a whole.

Thanks to Governor Christie, a generation of hardworking New Jersey students don't know if they'll be able to afford college.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

A father councils his son to find work he's passionate about, after losing his own job as a in a bank buyout.

While the University of Texas at Austin's football team receives generous funding, the Vietnamese language program is being cut—even though it's the third-most-spoken language in the state.

Blogs

By insisting that interns register the internship with their college, publications conveniently skirt legal responsibility to provide monetary compensation.

June 28, 2013

While lawmakers have dropped the ball on passing a student loan fix, there are a few basic ways government can still help student borrowers. 

June 28, 2013

At the top liberal colleges and universities, commencement speakers are usually liberals. So what?

June 14, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

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

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

May 31, 2013

The Heritage Foundation wouldn't stand behind it.

May 11, 2013

Pictures and quotes from the May 8 rally to keep Cooper Union tuition-free.

May 10, 2013

In a case of shaking-the-hand-that-slaps you, the Pennsylvania state school will host the Tea Party governor for its May 18 commencement. To whose benefit?

May 9, 2013