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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.

As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.

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This Tuesday a rally in Gainesville calls for saving higher ed in Florida.

April 5, 2009

It's the first full day of Powershift 2009, and over 11,000 have descended on downtown DC’s largest venue for a weekend of training, rallying, and climate action lobbying.

March 4, 2009

Ten thousand young activists are planning to underscore the urgency of dramatic action on climate change.

November 25, 2008

As a seven-month national moratorium on executions comes to an end, where does the student movement against the death penalty go?

September 9, 2008

New effort to build a green youth voter bloc of one million is growing.

September 8, 2008

Along with our new look, we're introducing a new blog for StudentNation.

June 27, 2008