Nation Topics - Student Movements
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From the All in the Red Collective in New York to the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition in California, young activists are on the march.
California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options.
The student-led movement scored a victory in the election, with the new government repealing tuition hikes. But the grievances behind the mass protests still lurk.
Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political.
What began as a student walkout against tuition hikes has become a society-wide uprising against austerity, inequality and the police state.
As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.
Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have taken over campuses to fight for greater access to the country's universities.
When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.
When the UK government passed legislation that may effectively triple the cost of higher education in the UK last week, "It felt like the relationship between state and citizen had totally broken down, like there was no order left."