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NFL ref lockout turns Republicans temporarily pro-union

09/25/12 04:51PM

The Republican Party does not like unions. That's why Republican governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich have worked to dismantle public employee collective bargaining protections. It's also why the party's 2012 platform calls for a national "right-to-work" law which would make it significantly harder for unions to collect member dues. read more

Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan gives a thumbs up to supporters at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 24.

Paul Ryan on DADT: 'We should not reverse it'

09/25/12 01:54PM

The Romney-Ryan ticket continues to shake the Etch-A-Sketch on their campaign—first on health care, and now on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." On Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan told a local news station in Florida that reinstating DADT "would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves.""Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan said. This statement is a reversal for Ryan, who originally voted against the DADT repeal that was signed by President Obama in December 2010. read more

Should students, parents choose which school to attend?

Education experts debate the merits of charter schools

09/23/12 06:32PM

NBC's 2012 Education Nation tour kicked off with a conversation about the viability of using charter schools to improve the American education system. While two of the panelists onstage for the discussion—msnbc contributor Jonathan Alter and Better Education for Kids' Derrell Bradford—argued that charter schools were good for the country, National Education Association Vice President Lily Eskelson and University of Texas educational policy professor Julian Vasquez Heilig offered a more skeptical view. read more

Students the focus of today's #EdNatSTH

Students the focus of today's #EdNatSTH

09/23/12 06:37AM

Thanks for joining us yesterday in #nerdland, folks. Today, as you heard during the show, will be quite a bit different than our regular "MHP" -- Melissa will be hosting and moderating the Education Nation Student Town Hall, live at the same time we're always on: 10:00am ET on msnbc!We'll be posting questions on our Facebook page thread and on Twitter, where you can respond to @MHPshow. read more

Is college worth the cost?

Is college worth the cost?

09/22/12 08:00PM

In a special Education Nation edition of her show, Melissa Harris-Perry invites students to talk about their concerns over the rising costs of college with Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and education policy adviser to Mitt Romney, William Hansen. watch

Race to the Top vs. No Child Left Behind

Race to the Top vs. No Child Left Behind

09/22/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a special Education Nation edition of her show for their first ever student town hall. Joining her Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and education policy adviser to Mitt Romney, William Hansen, to talk about the politics behind... watch

What makes a good education?

What makes a good education?

09/22/12 08:00PM

Adora Svitak, a 14-year-old high school student from Redmond, Washington; former high school dropout Carlos Cruz; University of Arizona student Jennifer Erlemann; high school student Nikhil Goyal; and Miami Dade community college student Angie Flores... watch

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