Higher education has been transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.
The Marxist economist talks about the impact universities like Harvard and Stanford have on the economy.
The constitutional law expert and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discuss freedom of expression and the history of First Amendment rights.
The growth of insecure faculty members in American higher education has consequences that reach far outside the classroom and far beyond the lives of poorly paid teachers.
The New York Times editorial board released a depressing report recently on the bleak job prospects faced by high school students graduating this year, a situation it traces to consistent political failures in recent times.
There are conflicting reports about who carried out the assault in Charsadda, but in 2014 the Taliban killed 145 at a school in Peshawar, about 25 miles away.
If onetime University of Texas aspirant Abigail Fisher prevails on all of her claims, the last tepid vestiges of race-conscious affirmative action will end at public colleges and universities throughout the land.
Professors from major U.S. institutions agreed to write reports promoting the benefits of CO2—and said they did not need to disclose fossil fuel funding.
In this episode of his new show "Days of Revolt," Chris Hedges discusses the militarization of higher education institutions with journalist Alexa O’Brien. Uncovering the trail of money and influence from the national security state to college programs, they identify the ways in which this apparatus has long been in effect, and what it could mean for the future.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer moderates a discussion at the University of Southern California on an explosive Federal Reserve Bank study showing that racial inequality pervades American society at all levels of education, despite hopes to the contrary.