Opinion

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An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Gutting teacher tenure hurts the children

Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.

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Soaring college costs, soaring student debt: a dysfunctional system

The crisis of college costs and student debt is a reflection of capitalism's inherent tendencies, which poke at the wounds of an already injured economy.

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Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.

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Do we need public education?

The public pays for charter schools through their taxes, has no input into their educational practices. Unlike Chicago public schools, neither parents nor community control anything a charter school does.

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Students empower themselves through union solidarity

The importance of a work sector being organized is unparalleled but what really counts is when it creates a ripple effect on the surrounding sectors.

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Obama outlines proposals to make college affordable

President Obama forcefully brought the issue of student loan debt before an overflow crowd at the University of Buffalo's Alumni arena.

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Letter from the heartland: Who should get the scholarship?

Recently, I had an opportunity to be a part of a committee that was awarding scholarships to local students.

MOOCs heralded as free online education, but how free is free?

Dangling a "solution" like MOOCs for low-income students relying on public universities to attain degrees and well-paying jobs is predatory.

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NCAA and truth of college sports

A new report from the National College Players Association and the Drexel University Sport Management Department highlights the level of exploitation these players face.

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