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How The University Of Phoenix Is Profiting Off Students, Veterans, And Now The NCAA

The University of Phoenix—one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country—has taken advantage of thousands of students and veterans, directly contributing to the student debt crisis that has left 40 million Americans in debt. It’s been subject to multiple investigations for its ...

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The Cost Of Campus Shootings

While the majority of media attention is given to the immediate victims of campus shootings, very little consideration is given to the long term psychological effects the rest of the student body may face.

Fighting For A Future: 10 Millennial-Driven Ways We Can Fix Our Criminal Justice System

On a quest to achieve meaningful change, Generation Progress visited four American cities to meet with young people, who are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system and have been at the forefront of the movement for change.

Blind Justice: Does The Criminal Justice System Blame Individuals For Group Problems?

Obesity and crime are incredibly similar: when we focus on the individual, all we let ourselves see are the choices, the personal failures, the isolated moments that all combined and led to a negative outcome.

“We Did The Crime, We Did The Time. Now Let Us Vote”

Disenfranchisement is one more barrier to rehabilitation for people with a criminal record.

Five Minutes With Black Lives Matter Activist Lamarr Sullivan On Philando Castile and Police Violence

Generation Progress spoke to Lamarr Sullivan, a 23-year-old activist from Minneapolis, about Philando Castile’s death, police violence, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

7 Ways to Make It Through Your First Gun Violence Prevention Rally

Since it looks like Congress needs us to shout a little louder and a little longer for our voices to be heard, we’ve created a short list of tips and tricks to making it through a gun violence prevention rally this summer.

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