The membership of the USSA sees student issues as intrinsically tied to economic, racial, and gender justice.
"At the beginning of the semester," explains historian and lecturer Leleua Loupe, "students don't know history or understand the world around them."
President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.
President Obama last week proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans.
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.
Students shared their stories of having to work low-wage jobs to pay high tuition costs.
Nearly every metropolitan area these days has its own wealthy promoters of education "reform." Few areas, however, have as concentrated a group as Silicon Valley.
Released in 2010, "The New Jim Crow" outlines the use of the justice system in the United States as a form of racial control that especially impacts young African American males.
Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
"The concentration of wealth in too few hands and growing inequality is hitting hard at working families."