Here’s How to Solve the Student Debt Crisis: Make College Free

In 2012, a small group with roots in Occupy Wall Street organized what they called 1T Day, to call attention to the moment student debt surpassed $1 trillion nationally. That number has since ballooned to $1.3 trillion and is expected to increase to a mind-boggling $2 trillion around 2022. Continue reading

What’s Good For Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public Schools

David Morris On the Commons And, actually, bad for Microsoft too, as we learned recently Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance, declared Bill Gates in an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal in … Continue reading

Are Americans Dumb? No, It’s the Inequality, Stupid

Sadhbh Walshe The Guardian/UK Are Americans dumb? This is a question that has been debated by philosophers, begrudging foreigners and late night TV talk show hosts for decades. Anyone who has ever watched the Tonight Show’s “Jaywalking” segment in … Continue reading

6 Ways Neoliberal Education Reform May Be Destroying a College Near You

Owen Davis AlterNet This past August at the State University of New York, Buffalo, President Obama made a familiar offer: “major new reforms,” this time in higher education, “that will shake up the current system.” The New York Times described it … Continue reading

Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares

Henry A. Giroux Truthout We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy. —Chris Hedges What … Continue reading