Category: Education

Paul Street: Kagame Goes to Harvard

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

Henry A. Giroux: Authoritarian Politics in the Age of Civic Illiteracy

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…

Rory Fanning: The Wars in Our Schools

An Ex-Army Ranger Finds a New Mission

Amy Goodman: Voices from Puerto Rico’s Students Leading an Anti-Austerity Movement

Puerto Rican college students have been waging a series of demonstrations to protest austerity measures they say endanger the higher education system

Levi Gahman: Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome

Amrita Pande: The Politics of Openings, the Politics of Closures State, Nation and Universities in India and Africa

A critical encounter between higher education, student protests and movements, broader society and polity has been playing itself out

Samantha Winslow: Teachers Hold Walk-in Protests in 30 Cities

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

William Doyle: Why Finland has the best schools

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?

Astra Taylor: Universities Are Becoming Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds With Schools Attached

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

Robin D.G. Kelley: Black Study, Black Struggle

Can we acknowledge students’ pain in a culture that reduces oppression to misunderstanding and psychology?

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