James Cersonsky is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist. Prior to this year, he contributed to Student Nation as a student-community activist in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Nation spoke with a group of organizers about the challenges and horizons of the American student movement.
As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.
Today’s actions follow a recent groundswell of student walkouts—and months of organizing.
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?
This week, students and staff will walk out of class and off the job in support of a comprehensive set of demands for worker rights and economic equity.
With tools from 1964, community activists are pushing the White House to turn federal education policy around.
Spanish-speaking voters at several polling places in North Philly have been left without interpreters.
It’s one thing to stand for children, the ever-forgotten pawns of the so-called school wars. It’s another to take students seriously as interlocutors in policy debates dominated by columnists and wonk-bloggers from privileged backgrounds.
The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.