Elizabeth Warren releases sweeping student debt cancellation and free college plan – CNNPolitics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed eliminating the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans and making all public colleges tuition-free, staking out an ambitious stance on one of the central policy debates of the 2020 Democratic primary. Student debt and college affordability have become a key dividing line in the Democratic race, between more […]

Will Trump’s Order on Free Speech Scare Student Activists Silent? | Fortune

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order to protect free speech on college campuses, which allows federal research and education grants to be withheld from public higher education institutions if they do not promote free and open debate on campus, some fear universities will feel pressure to protect the rights of guest speakers […]

Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Is Caught Up in College Admissions Scandal – The New York Times

Ms. Giannulli, an influencer with big audiences on YouTube and Instagram, posted sponsored content about being a student. ImageOlivia Jade Giannulli with her mother Lori Loughlin in 2018.CreditCreditJean-Baptiste Lacroix/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents are two of the dozens of people accused of cheating to get their children into elite colleges, […]

College Admissions Scandal: Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged – The New York Times

Fifty people in six states were accused by the Justice Department on Tuesday of taking part in a major college admission scandal. They include Hollywood actresses, business leaders and elite college coaches.CreditCreditSteven Senne/Associated Press Federal prosecutors charged dozens of people on Tuesday in a major college admission scandal that involved wealthy parents, including Hollywood celebrities […]

“When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit”: The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg | Vanity Fair

Harvard Business School invented the “leadership” industry—and produced a generation of corporate monsters. No wonder Sandberg, one of the school’s most prominent graduates, lacks a functioning moral compass. Sandberg arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on September 5, 2018. By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call. The ongoing three-way public-relations car wreck involving Washington, Facebook, and […]

Betsy DeVos set to bolster rights of accused in rewrite of sexual assault rules – The Washington Post

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers, people familiar with the matter said. The proposal is set for release before Thanksgiving, possibly this week, and […]

What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity – The New York Times

Claypool, a tall, bald man who looked as if he had rolled out of bed in his magisterial robes, appeared to be unmoved by the defense lawyers’ attempts to reduce the $500,000 bail or to characterize their clients, none of whom had a criminal record, as law-­abiding citizens. ‘‘I know that what I’m supposed to […]

Inject This Story About Pathetic Conservative Group Turning Point USA Straight Into My Veins

President Trump with Charlie Kirk. Photo: Getty Turning Point USA—the political “movement” to take back America’s colleges from the menace of liberalism—is best known for the very small but deeply embarrassing spectacles its student members make on their campuses. The group is the subject of a Politico magazine story out today, and boy, does it […]

Students sue school | Fourth Estate

Transparent GMU filed a lawsuit against Mason and the George Mason University Foundation Feb. 9, according to a press release from the organization, a lawsuit that is still ongoing. Transparent GMU is a student organization that aims to shed light on the potential undue influence of Mason donors, according to their Facebook page. In accordance […]

What It Feels Like to Be at the Center of a Right-Wing Media Firestorm

Screengrab from Fox News’ The Five Laurie Rubel typically publishes her research on mathematics education in relatively obscure journals. The Brooklyn College professor’s most recent paper explored the challenges white teachers face while trying to connect with students in large urban school districts. It also contained all the right buzzwords to be swept up in […]