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Education news and analysis from The Nation
August 27, 2006
Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks about becoming a “lunch lady” and what it takes to reform our children’s cafeterias.
August 24, 2006
A new charter school is embracing “eco-gastronomy”–a holistic curriculum based around food–hoping “to renew New Orleans one okra plant and one child at a time.”
July 21, 2006
Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump’s virtual university and you’ll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!
Nicholas von Hoffman
June 16, 2006
Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.
June 15, 2006
Rebels With a Cause
A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.
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June 1, 2006
Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor
The University of California has thrown its weight behind an antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.
May 30, 2006
Leap into the Fray
The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.
May 25, 2006
The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the “wild child” hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.
Patricia J. Williams
May 25, 2006
Drug War Flunks Out
Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.
May 23, 2006
‘Why Can’t We?’
Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the belief that individual citizens have the power–and the responsibility–to focus our government’s mind, change its priorities and save lives.