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student debt

How for-profit colleges are allowing Wall Street investors to cash in, at students’ expense.

President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

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. 

Quebec protest

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. 

Montreal protests

What began as a student walkout against tuition hikes has become a society-wide uprising against austerity, inequality and the police state.

Blogs

Protests on the NYU campus in the wake of the Eric Garner non-indictment spark debates on social media about race and privilege.

December 10, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

NYU Queer Union tackles student debt with their second annual “Come Out of the Debt Closet” event.

October 15, 2014

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

Commencement isn’t a debate forum.

May 19, 2014

Why is an accrediting commission targeting a well-performing college serving underprivileged communities?

May 15, 2014

New York University’s Student Labor Action Movement got the the administration to finally act responsibility when doing business with the global fashion industry.

May 12, 2014