Opinion

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College’s antiquated policies up against new generation of thinkers

The school is governed by a very conservative Board of Trustees, which imposes right-wing policies and codes of conduct under the guise of our religion.

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The truth about teacher tenure

A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.

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Chicago teachers agree: Children do deserve better

The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.

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Paul Ryan's Pell Grant cuts are unjust, misguided

In a time where tuition and books costs are strangling many low-income and working class students, why are we cutting when we should be funding this vital program?

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NCAA's Penn State punishment raises questions

If the NCAA believes in making education a priority, then why is it taking away scholarships from up to 80 student athletes over the duration of the penalty?

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For cost of 1 month of Iraq War, "God particle" could have been U.S. triumph

The discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle is one of the biggest triumphs in the history of science.

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Pass the Student Loan Forgiveness Act

Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Bursar: those are just some of the names that college students dread when it comes time to pay tuition.

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A sickening situation in Philadelphia schools

The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.

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Got Hope? "Detachment" doesn't!

Everything about this "real life high school" movie is tragic and miserable. The students are clinging to the edges of teenage life, the teachers are losing their minds, and the principal is getting divorced and fired.

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