MRI, via Wikimedia Commons

New research links poverty to lower cognitive development in children

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Poverty is a public health issue.
Marco Rubio, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Marco Rubio rehashes proposal to let students sell themselves to investors

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There are a lot of reasons why the private sector shouldn’t be the place where we solve this problem.
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, via Christopher Halloran /

Bobby Jindal’s denial of our hyphen-nation

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You don’t celebrate diversity by pretending it doesn’t exist.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. (Library of Congress)

Who really surrendered at Appomattox Court House?

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The South is a drag on America. Let the former Confederacy secede.
College cost, via Shutterstock

It’s time to make college free

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Guaranteeing tuition for every college student is necessary. And we can afford it.
Should you be financing the "new PBS"? Let the billionaires do that.

(Updated) Why is Public Television against public schools?

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The billionaire “privatize education” agenda is being promoted by so-called public television. Should you fund it?
Terry McAuliffe, photo by Kate Wellington.

Do Virginia students really need Terry McAuliffe deciding what to call the “Sea of Japan”?

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Pandering for votes trumps a sound education from the right and the left.

Shot in head by Taliban, amazing 16 y.o. education advocate leaves Jon Stewart speechless

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Malala Yousafzai is an advocate for the education of young girls, so the Taliban tried to have her killed at 15.
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Are unpaid college internships fair?

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College internships are important career-builders. The government should subsidize them so all can partake.
“Going Public” — How the 1% is privatizing the $600 billion the public education budget

How the 1% is privatizing (stealing) the $600bn public education budget

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The 1% predators are trying to steal public education tax dollars for a for-profit venture. Help stop them.
Mississippi's Republican governor Phil Bryant.

Working moms make dumb kids, says GOP Mississippi governor

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There’s a reason focus groups think the GOP is “out of touch,” “hateful,” and “old.” Because it is.
money farm

America faces more than a dozen deadlines, all caused by billionaires and wealth transfer

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America has a “billionaire problem.” Stopping wealth transfer is at the heart of every national solution.
Deepika Kurup

14 y.o. invents water purification method to address global problem

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Thankfully not every smart American student is prepping themselves to serve the 1%.
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