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Can the Republican Party survive without the enthusiasm of its young supporters?

Going abroad is no longer just a school-time pleasure cruise. It's an employment opportunity.

A struggling young journalist is forced to take up a job on the side delivering pizza, but with tips dwindling, he wonders if it's really worth it.

The looming presence of debt collectors makes high school an even harder.

After fifteen years as a production manager, one man is now forced to haul trash out of abandoned public housing. Instead of panicking, he is turning the crisis into an opportunity to do good.

The recession has been a rite of passage for Generation Y, who are now more than prepared for the struggles of adulthood.

There is no better way to teach someone the value of a dollar or about financial responsibility than a recession.

Everything's a gamble. The American Dream is about waiting to get lucky now.

The Nation asked leading youth organizers to suggest specific ways the Obama administration could help them mobilize the most diverse and socially progressive generation.

Young people have lost 2.5 million jobs to the crisis, making them the hardest-hit age group.

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In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013

Addressing student discontent, from the outset, is far more productive than enraging children with suspensions that only increase their ruthlessness.

June 25, 2013

A new media community takes root.

June 19, 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

Several former Chilean student leaders are capitalizing on their high approval ratings to run for Congress and challenge Chile binomial voting system.

April 28, 2013

When conservatives challenge curricula like they did last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, they reveal fundamental tensions in liberal education that aren’t going away.

February 11, 2013

Perhaps it’s time to revise the old saw that the ivory tower breeds liberals, and the “real world” makes them conservative.

January 30, 2013

Students at the University of Arizona fear recent riots may stir anti-Muslim sentiments on campus. 

September 28, 2012

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West’s Poverty Tour 2.0 arrived in Virginia, and high school students had a lot to say about their own struggles with poverty. 

September 14, 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