To great establishment fanfare, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act has now passed both Houses of Congress, and should be signed by President Obama shortly. Here's precisely how screwed students are. UPDATE: President Obama has signed the bill.
Today we learned that current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will be tapped as the new President of the University of California system. In many ways, the UC red carpet has long been rolled out for her.
Look, anyone who reads this blog (or follows me on Twitter, hint hint) knows I'm not a big fan of diverting organizing capacity toward legislative vehicles, let alone elections. We can't legislate or elect our way to a more democratic society, nor to a stronger student and youth movement.
That being said...
Cooper Union's current student occupation is as unique as the institution itself. And the opportunities it holds are immense.
5 broken approaches to U.S. student organizing, and why we need real movement infrastructure to build real student power