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8/7: NYC Supports Chilean Students!

As most of you know, there have been massive student demonstrations demanding reforms for public education in Chile. Students, parents, and children have been violently repressed, raising international concern for human rights violations last Thursday. Many countries are holding demonstrations … Continue reading

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Letter from David Barclay, President of the Oxford University Student Union: “The Language of the Market Has No Place in a University”

Dear All, Yesterday (June 7) Oxford became the first ever English University to pass a motion of no confidence in a Government Minister. Congregation, the University’s Governing Body, passed the resolution of no confidence in the policies of the minister … Continue reading

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Academics at Oxford University: Coalition Government’s Reforms on Higher Education are “Reckless, Incoherent and Incompetent”

The Independent, London, 7 June 2011 Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts. Almost 300 dons backed the motion following a debate in which the Coalition Government’s reforms were derided as … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Lower College Costs

By Anthony Grafton and James Grossman, NYR Blog, May 31, 2011 Want to know how to solve the problem of ever-increasing college costs? A lot of people have answers. One of the Very Serious People who can give you one … Continue reading

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Educational Workers of the Sección 22 Union Occupy the Zocalo in Oaxaca

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by kilo | Bay Area Indymedia (Tuesday May 24th, 2011) Continuing with a tradition of direct action even in the face of grave repression, the 70,000+ educators and other members of the Sección 22 teachers’ movement in Oaxaca, Mexico, met … Continue reading

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Don’t Look to the Ivy League

By Howard Hotson, London Review of Books (Vol. 33 No. 10 | 19 May 2011) At the heart of the Browne Report and the government’s higher education policy is a simple notion allegedly grounded in economics: that the introduction of … Continue reading

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Response to Ralph Nader and Rachel Tillman Posts on Future of Education

By Crystal Allene Cook I was a presenter during the Defining the Future of Public Higher Education Conference. I want to again thank the kinds folks that invited me to participate and the organizers. I just watched Ralph Nader’s presentation. … Continue reading

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