Jeffrey Williams’s article “Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education” (Winter 2016) is generally on target about one of the disturbing trends in our ever-more-commercializing culture, but I have some reservations about what he didn’t say. While …
Bernie Sanders’s plan for higher education would go a long way toward improving graduation rates, raising incomes, and lowering unemployment among millennials—African Americans and Latinos most of all.
Today’s embrace of “innovation” in higher ed advances the interests of the business elite over those of educators or students.
The campaign led by Title IX activists has shown why we need remedies outside of criminal law to fight sexual harassment and promote equality, as much in the workplace as on campus.
Higher education can’t solve inequality, but the debate about free college tuition does something extremely valuable. It reintroduces the concept of public good to education discourse.
Education is a human right. Anyone willing and able should be able to attend an institution of higher education irrespective of their ability to pay for it.
Without an overhaul of how we understand student benefits, making college free would boost the wealth of college attendees without any egalitarian gains.
The race to build the biggest and baddest on-demand tutoring platform is on. But is this just another case of “old wine, new bottle” from Silicon Valley?
The #FergusonSyllabus has organized a disparate population of scholars and students into a virtual movement using Ferguson to frame how struggle has shaped American history.
As activists shine a spotlight on labor abuses surrounding the Guggenheim and NYU’s expansion to Abu Dhabi, Belabored speaks with Andrew Ross about global labor struggles and the role that the arts and academic communities can play in transnational movements for social justice. Plus: Sheryl Sandberg’s latest “Lean In” fail, Jeff Bezos as the World’s Worst Boss, Uber organizing, and more.