Why You Should Be Afraid of Betsy DeVos

It’s common in liberal circles to paint the Secretary of Education Besty DeVos as someone who’s polite yet unintelligent, incompetent yet mostly unassuming. However, this caricature is misleading and masks her very real threat to democracy; resolutely committed to a small-minded ideology, DeVos is backed by billions of dollars and now officially heads the most… Read More Why You Should Be Afraid of Betsy DeVos

The Silent Storm in New Orleans: Charter Schools

The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician -Louis Armstrong In August of 2005 Hurricane Katrina decimated the city of New Orleans, Louisiana . Thousands died. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were ravaged. Entire communities were destroyed. And as the city came together to bury their dead and begin rebuilding their lives,… Read More The Silent Storm in New Orleans: Charter Schools

Generation Recession: Millennials and the Future of HigherEd

The Great Recession and the slow recovery that followed made life depressingly difficult for Millennials. The structural change to the labor market caused by technological advancements increased entry level job requirements and made it more challenging for young people to get their careers off the ground compared to previous generations. Headlines like “Is College Worth… Read More Generation Recession: Millennials and the Future of HigherEd

Jail is the New Welfare: Education in a Culture of Mass Incarceration

When Ta-Nehisi Coates says that, at a cost of “$80 billion a year, American correctional facilities are a social-service program—providing health care, meals, and shelter for a whole class of people…” he isn’t exaggerating. The increase in funding for police, courts, jails, prisons, halfway houses, and parole offices is directly connected to the way in… Read More Jail is the New Welfare: Education in a Culture of Mass Incarceration