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Education Reform news and analysis from The Nation
August 21, 2020
Will Public Schools Survive Covid-19?
Long-term divestment has put America’s public schools in a dangerous situation, pitting necessary education against the safety of students, staff, and parents.
August 19, 2020
This Is What Dystopia Looks Like
Anticipating back-to-school, a teacher reflects on days past and the endless limbo of remote learning.
July 21, 2020
We Can Reopen Schools if We Make the City the Classroom
Radical education ideas from the 1960s and ’70s can help us safely teach children during a pandemic.
July 1, 2020
Online Learning Isn’t Even Remotely Equal
We can’t just ignore it: Not every student has access to the same resources. But they should.
June 23, 2020
We Need Police Out of Our Schools—Now
An interview with Minneapolis student leader Nathanial Genene about the uprising, removing police from public schools, and the need to rethink what school looks like.
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June 19, 2020
Minneapolis Public Schools Abolished Their Police First
While the city of Minneapolis is now considered a vanguard in the national effort to defund the police, less acknowledged is that its public school system has been several steps ahead.
June 9, 2020
We Need an Academic New Deal
Higher education work is a public good, and we university workers are prepared to fight to make it better for all.
April 24, 2020
Students Across the Country Are Going on Strike
Students say that universities, despite their massive endowments and ongoing fundraising, are not meeting their basic needs as they continue their education in the midst of a pandemic.
April 23, 2020
Here’s How the CARES Act Impacts Your Student Loans
Though it includes some relief for student loan borrowers, it’s hardly enough. And advocates are fighting for more.
April 13, 2020
These Students Took Care of Each Other When Their Universities Didn’t
When their universities failed to provide support during the early chaos of the coronavirus outbreak, students launched mutual aid efforts across the country to share resources and support.