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Online education news and analysis from The Nation
February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins.
DeVos will have significant influence over how civil-rights protections for students are enforced, and how the for-profit college and student-loan industries are regulated.
September 14, 2016
Unions Enter the World of Online Charter Schools
The teachers across Agora Cyber Charter’s “virtual classrooms” have won an unlikely organizing victory.
May 6, 2016
Citizens Are Not Consumers
When education gets outsourced, students lose.
July 15, 2015
Why Is It So Hard for Corinthian Students to Get Their Promised Debt Relief?
Many former students of the disgraced diploma mill remain in a financial straitjacket, lacking the resources and legal savvy to navigate an opaque relief process.
May 19, 2015
This Is What Happens When You Slash Funding for Public Universities
Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.
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February 3, 2015
How Radical Change Occurs: An Interview With Historian Eric Foner
“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”
January 19, 2015
Black Lives Matter—at School, Too
In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.
September 24, 2014
What Happens When Your Teacher Is a Video Game?
Education reformers want to use technology in the classroom—for almost everything.
September 4, 2013
Tech Mania Goes to College
Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?
David L. Kirp
September 4, 2013
Inside the Coursera Hype Machine
The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.