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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.

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Millions across America celebrate LGBT pride

Streets were packed with crowds cheering and talking about the Friday Supreme Court decision.

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South Chicago community faces down prep school board over firings

"Telling teachers that they might lose their health insurance if they unionize is not living honestly."

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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Young unionist at Next Up Summit takes aim at student debt

"We have a student debt amount that is more than what the government spends in a year on all its programs put together."

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Memorial for 3 Muslim students calls for end to hate, ignorance

There were calls for unity to end hate and bigotry in all forms for the three slain Muslim students slain in Chapel Hill, N.C. last week.

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Adjunct Prof. Leleua Loupe’s office: the trunk of her car

"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."

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Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all

President Obama last week proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans.

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“Low-cost, high quality” public education at stake in Calif. tuition debate

The decision to hike tuition has kicked off a new round in the long struggle between the university and the State of California over funding for the 10-campus system.

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"Nuclear option" used against Philly teachers

News stories have documented the ravaging of the district's finances by local banks and out-of-town educational consulting companies.

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