Education

‘Default: The Student Loan Documentary’

‘Default: The Student Loan Documentary’ ‘Default: The Student Loan Documentary’

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

Jun 22, 2011 / StudentNation / Anna Lekas Miller

Nation Conversations: Betsy Reed and Dana Goldstein on the Future of Higher Education

Nation Conversations: Betsy Reed and Dana Goldstein on the Future of Higher Education Nation Conversations: Betsy Reed and Dana Goldstein on the Future of Higher Education

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those wh...

Jun 16, 2011 / Audio / The Nation

Should All Kids Go to College?

Should All Kids Go to College? Should All Kids Go to College?

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids...

Jun 15, 2011 / Feature / Dana Goldstein

Arizona’s Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban

Arizona’s Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban Arizona’s Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban

At a press conference Wednesday, Tucson Superintendent John Huppenthal declared the district's Ethnic Studies/MAS Program to be out of compliance with the state's controversial ban...

Jun 15, 2011 / StudentNation / Jeff Biggers

Community College Scholarships for Gay Youth Community College Scholarships for Gay Youth

A new scholarship program in, of all places, Arizona, will offer gay youths whose lives have been ruined by family rejection a chance at post-secondary education.

Jun 13, 2011 / StudentNation / The Nation

A Jeffersonian Challenge to the Tories of Fitzwalkerstan A Jeffersonian Challenge to the Tories of Fitzwalkerstan

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from t...

Jun 3, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Where Is Journalism School Going?

Where Is Journalism School Going? Where Is Journalism School Going?

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

Jun 1, 2011 / Michael Tracey

Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack!

Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack! Vouchers: They’re Baaaaaack!

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

Jun 1, 2011 / Feature / Peter Schrag

Repression in the United Arab Emirates Repression in the United Arab Emirates

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

Jun 1, 2011 / Anna Louie Sussman

Students in Burkina Faso Protest in Solidarity With Teachers Students in Burkina Faso Protest in Solidarity With Teachers

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the...

May 23, 2011 / StudentNation / Sara Jerving

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