education

Backtalk: So Burning Books is Back?

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the recent campus conflict when white students with hurt feelings thought it’d be a good idea to burn books written by a visiting author.

Felicity Huffman’s Light Sentence Shows the Racial Disparities in Education

Huffman and other white, wealthy parents have a leg up, but they’re still dreaming up their children’s marginalization. Read more »

School Is In: Beyond the Feminist Classroom

Feminist pedagogy alone is inadequate to the barriers facing women, people of color, and queer people in institutions of higher education. Read more »

Trust Fail: Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness Too Good to Be True?

Out of 28,000 graduates who completed the program and sought loan forgiveness, only 96 received it. Read more »

Alaska’s Public-Education Crisis Sets a Dangerous Precedent

In the past 10 years, public universities around the country have suffered exorbitant cuts that threaten educational accessibility and quality, a disturbing trend that shows no sign of abating. Read more »

Less Than Perfect: What I Left off of My College Admissions Applications

For all the warmth and safety I was provided at school, I was never completely honest with anyone about the full extent of the turmoil happening at home. Read more »

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student... Read more »

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront. Read more »

Red Letter Day: The Enduring Legacy of “Scarleteen,” the Internet’s Best Sex-Ed Site

What does it mean for our sexual wellness when we keep losing spaces to think about sex online? Read more »

Backtalk: Scammer SZN

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into all things scammy. The recent news of what the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” has revealed a multi-million dollar college admissions scheme run by an organization to aid wealthy parents in bribing university administrators and college prep tutors to pay... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Edward Blum Wants to Kill Affirmative Action

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard is basically a do-over of Fisher v. University of Texas with the prospect of going before a much more conservative Supreme Court. Read more »

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