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September 22, 2021
Debate and Controversy Make History Education Better
A People’s History of the United States
didn’t make students hate America—and nor does Critical Race Theory or the 1619 Project.
September 21, 2021
As the Pandemic Continues, College Students Return to a Different Campus
Young people from across the country weigh in on how Covid is impacting their college experience.
September 20, 2021
Fighting Inequality After Occupy Wall Street
Policies to address America’s enormous wealth disparities are now on the political map in a way they weren’t before Occupy Wall Street.
September 14, 2021
How Republicans Turned “School Choice” Into a Losing Issue
After 18 months of Covid disruption, support for vouchers and even charter schools has plummeted—even in the home of “Live Free or Die.”
Jennifer C. Berkshire
September 14, 2021
How Students Pressured Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels– and Won
Climate activists at other institutions can learn from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard after their victory at the world’s richest university.
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September 8, 2021
Texas Is the New Republican Template
What’s happening there is about much more than the fight over reproductive rights. It’s about political control.
August 30, 2021
The Disastrous Opening of One Arkansas School District
When schools in Marion, Ark., opened, the district was prohibited from requiring masks. Here’s what their experience can teach the rest of the country.
August 27, 2021
Joe Biden Can Cancel Your Student Loan Debt
Legal experts, the Senate majority leader, and borrowers all agree that the president has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi?
August 23, 2021
Are Bans Against School Mask Mandates Against the Law?
The Biden administration may use disability rights legislation to require masks in schools.
David M. Perry
August 20, 2021
Chicago Teachers to the Mayor: Put Human Needs Ahead of Banks
The $4 billion in federal Covid relief funds coming to the city offers an unprecedented chance to deliver affordable housing, safe schools, and secure neighborhoods. The mayor wants to pay back the banks.