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The 2016 Nation Student Writing Contest
Entries will be accepted through Monday, September 19, 2016.
July 25, 2016
A Worker Broke a Window at Yale and Shed Light on History
The vestige of American slavery had long gone politely ignored amid the polished Oxonian interiors of the rarefied university.
July 19, 2016
The Man Accused of Inspiring Turkey’s Coup Is Behind the Largest Charter-School Chain in America
The schools have been investigated for corruption.
July 18, 2016
Young People on the Streets of Cleveland and Philadelphia
For many young people who took their first step into activism this primary campaign, mobilizing in opposition to Trump at the RNC is both a moral obligation and a chance to test their power.
July 13, 2016
Building Student Power Through Participatory Budgeting
Students are pressing to bring the process to the City University of New York, one of the nation's largest public universities, serving more than 270,000 students.
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July 12, 2016
How Student Movements for Racial Justice Can Survive Summer Break
Administrators count on summer break to subdue campus activism, but student groups across Seattle aren’t letting that happen.
July 7, 2016
Sweet 16: The Case for Lowering the Voting Age
Teens and young voters across the country have lowered the voting age in several cities — and they're setting their sights on DC.
July 1, 2016
Teach for America Has Gone Global, and Its Board Has Strange Ideas About What Poor Kids Need
In India, school funding is sorely lacking, but Teach for India just wants to transform attitudes.
June 27, 2016
Big Solar’s Obstructionism in Maine
Will Big Solar perpetuate the abuses of Big Oil?
June 27, 2016
Colleges Aren’t Enforcing Their Own Anti-Sweatshop Policies
SUNY’s failure to enforce its anti-sweatshop policies is a reminder that major institutional consumers can only go so far in addressing the crisis of globalized labor abuses.