Week Links in Education: Dec. 10

Some of the stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week. A 🕛 symbol indicates a known metered paywall.


Decades ago, when Congress created the bank-based student loan system, it relied on guaranty agencies as go-betweens. Now those middlemen are standing in the way of student debt forgiveness.

The Government Accountability Office says 91% of American colleges don’t disclose the full net price of attendance when they offer financial aid packages.

The crisis of mental health among American youth is bad. Really bad. 🕛

Youki Terada and Stephen Merrill compiled a list of ten 2022 education studies you need to read.

Teacher shortages aren’t caused by an insufficient number of qualified teachers.

The fall term is ending in chaos because the University of California can’t function without its 48,000 striking workers. Which is kind of the point.

Being a faculty member watching the New School’s administration mishandle its labor crisis, writes McKenzie Wark, is “like being stuck inside an episode of The Office.”

Meanwhile, a group of New School students announced an occupation of the University Center on Thursday in solidarity with striking teachers.

Until recently, two high schools in New England used Confederate imagery to represent themselves. (This article is republished from 2015.)

The Organization of American Historians has updated its standards of employment and “bill of rights” for contingent faculty members.