Education

As Deal Nears, Major Wins Are Likely for Chicago Teachers As Deal Nears, Major Wins Are Likely for Chicago Teachers

Teachers in Chicago realize that they are striking a blow for the preservation of public education across the country.

Sep 14, 2012 / Matthew Cunningham-Cook

What’s Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate What’s Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

Sep 14, 2012 / Pedro Noguera

Chicago Teachers Push Back Against Neoliberal Education Reform

Chicago Teachers Push Back Against Neoliberal Education Reform Chicago Teachers Push Back Against Neoliberal Education Reform

In Chicago, teachers aren’t just fighting for a fair contract—they’re fighting to stop the education reform agenda that dominates the national debate.

Sep 11, 2012 / Matthew Cunningham-Cook

The Poetry of America’s Best and the Brightest The Poetry of America’s Best and the Brightest

The students at Bunker Hill Community College may have difficult lives. But the best are as bright as any Ivy Leaguer.

Sep 5, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Wick Sloane

Students, Beware: Private Student-Loan Companies Are Not Your Friends

Students, Beware: Private Student-Loan Companies Are Not Your Friends Students, Beware: Private Student-Loan Companies Are Not Your Friends

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

Sep 4, 2012 / Kay Steiger

A Subprime Education in a Subprime World A Subprime Education in a Subprime World

Graduating the Class of 2012 onto our overheated planet.

Jun 26, 2012 / Tom Engelhardt

What’s the Matter With Creationism?

What’s the Matter With Creationism? What’s the Matter With Creationism?

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

Jun 14, 2012 / Column / Katha Pollitt

The Shock Doctrine Goes to College

The Shock Doctrine Goes to College The Shock Doctrine Goes to College

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

Jun 8, 2012 / Joshua Clover

A Crisis of Spirit in the Age of ‘Colbert’ A Crisis of Spirit in the Age of ‘Colbert’

The values of the market have come to permeate every aspect of our society.

Jun 6, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Eric Foner

Anti-Intellectualism From Arizona to Michigan

Anti-Intellectualism From Arizona to Michigan Anti-Intellectualism From Arizona to Michigan

From the ethnic studies ban to firings over Travyon Martin, a strange hostility toward progressive education is emerging.

May 16, 2012 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

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