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Is ‘Big Data’ Actually Reinforcing Social Inequalities? | The Nation — Sometimes it feels like we live in an era when information is finally becoming "free"-unlimited media access, the "quantified self" of 24-hour wellness tracking, endless dating possibilities. But there's nothing inherently progressive about Big Data, and all that data collection can actually bolster inequality and undermine personal privacy.

Newark Students Have Made the City Their Classroom | The Nation — Watching young Newarkers march through the streets demanding educational justice animated every revolutionary fiber of my being. "This is what democracy looks like," students proclaimed as they took to the streets. I was proud, to say the least.
Sep 28, 2014

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Sep 26, 2014

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How to Destroy a Public-School System | The Nation — In Philadelphia, education reformers got everything they wanted. Look where the city's schools are now. This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, with support from the Puffin Foundation. The older woman wore gloves as she stooped to pick up trash outside Steel Elementary School, tucked into a quiet block of black working-class homes in Philadelphia's Nicetown section.

The Score: Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink | The Nation — Who says government can't do anything?