As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education. I want to take the opportunity of this last blog to share my sense of where Public Education and the movements for human rights in general, are going.
Recently in student debt Category
July 11, 2012
May 25, 2012
Striking university students in Québec are well into their 15th week of continuous protests. Their strike, which began primarily in opposition to student debt and the proposed 75% tuition hike, has since expanded to encompass wider critiques of both the university system itself and larger issues of austerity and neoliberal economic reform.
May 01, 2012
Student loans are structural barriers to quality education, meaningful work, and economic contribution for students post-graduation.
April 29, 2012
Economic inequities have become much more pronounced in the United States and other societies since the 1970s. As we witness what Robert Reich called the "secession of the successful," poverty and near-poverty rates are at 40-year highs and much of the middle class has been squeezed into extraordinary economic insecurity, while the top few percentiles of the economic ladder do stunningly well.
February 28, 2012
We call on all students, teachers, workers, and parents from all levels of education -pre-K-12 through higher education in public and private institutions- and all Occupy assemblies, labor unions, and organizations of oppressed communities, to mobilize on March 1st, 2012 across the country...
December 06, 2011
Part I -- Who is Occupy Wall Street and what does Occupy believe in? Occupy is made up of nurses, teachers, auto workers, homeless vets, students and even conservatives who all fervently believe the 99% can reclaim democracy, build a just society and create a better world for everyone.
November 22, 2011
U.S. educators, students, parents, policymakers, and Occupy activists can learn a lot from Chilean students.
November 18, 2011
Occupy Wall Street, in tandem with similar movements across the world, is raising critical issues and exposing how our education system reflects larger economic inequalities.