A recent event at the pinnacle of “liberal” academia offers a depressing epitome of the cold moral obliviousness and imperial complicity that marks U.S. higher education
The dark times that haunt the current age are epitomized in the monsters that have come to rule the United States and who now dominate the major political parties and other commanding political and economic institutions. Their nightmarish reign of misery, violence, and disposability is also evident in their dominance of a formative culture and Read more…
An Ex-Army Ranger Finds a New Mission
Puerto Rican college students have been waging a series of demonstrations to protest austerity measures they say endanger the higher education system
The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome
A critical encounter between higher education, student protests and movements, broader society and polity has been playing itself out
The walk-in tactic was inspired by North Carolina teachers, who organized a series of these grassroots protests across the state in 2013 against education cuts. Other teacher unions soon picked up the idea
What if high-poverty students are the children most urgently in need of the benefits that, for example, American parents of means obtain for their children in private schools?
The time has come for students to connect the dots between ballooning student debt, the poor treatment of campus workers, and the obscene wealth of hedge fund oligarchs
Can we acknowledge students’ pain in a culture that reduces oppression to misunderstanding and psychology?