Education

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The "student debt crisis ruins lives," says debt strike Niki Howland. (Image: Debt Collective)
Former students of the recently shuttered, for-profit ITT Technical Institutes announced Wednesday they have no choice other than to not make payments on their federal student loans, as they denounced the "immoral system that profits from our aspirations." As of the writing of this article, 176 former students are taking part in the action. One of...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A group of students at some of Detroit's lowest performing schools have taken...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The corporate-backed effort to expand charter schools in Massachusetts is...

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In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...