Arizona: For-Profit College Paradise?

As government regulators and law enforcement agencies in Washington and around the country have come to recognize that some of the biggest for-profit colleges have been deceiving and abusing students, and as media reports have exposed these abuses, and as many students have started to look elsewhere for their educations, at least one State — […]

Student Forced To Change Schools For Not Cutting His Locs, Family Says

A Hopewell, Virginia family claims their seventh grade child was forced to leave his private school because he wouldn’t cut his dreadlocks. Shawn Freeman, the father of 13-year-old Isaiah Freeman told WTVR that West End Christian School administrators said his son’s hair was too long and violated school policy. The dad told the news channel that Isaiah’s […]

New Bill Seeks To Get Low-Income Students The Health Care They Deserve

Seven-year-old Sebastian Gerena died in May 2014 of rare congenital heart disease. When he collapsed at his Philadelphia elementary school, there was no school nurse on duty.  Eight months earlier in the city, 12-year-old Laporshia Massey died after suffering an asthma attack. When she complained about having breathing problems at her elementary school, once again there […]

Transforming Universities: The Lives and Labor of Student Activism

By Casidy Campbell and Lolade Oshin, Student Activists, and Ajay Nair, Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life, Emory University The persistence, pervasiveness, and plain messiness that constitute race relations in America have rendered traditional models of social change ineffective in higher education. While incremental change has occurred, the continuing inadequacies of traditional models […]