Fighting Back, Students Rise Nationwide to Demand Debt-Free Higher Ed

Courtesy: Common Dreams | 13 November, 2015

"The stress alone of having a lot of debt contributes to people's poor health." (Photo: @socialistaltchi/Twitter)
“The stress alone of having a lot of debt contributes to people’s poor health.” (Photo: @socialistaltchi/Twitter)

Galvanized by a key plank in Bernie Sanders‘ presidential platform, current and former students from hundreds of colleges coast to coast are holding walk-outs, rallies, and marches on Thursday to call for tuition-free public college, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers. Read More »

Million Student March in 100+ US campuses: Rally against tuition fees & student debt

A Journal of People report

Students from more than 100 American universities are set to unite in a Million Student March to protest over tuition fees, student debt and higher wages for campus workers.

“We are people of all colors, genders, and sexual orientation, and we are united to fight for education as a human right,” said the movement’s statement. “Together, we can build an independent movement capable of winning tuition-free public college, a cancellation of all student debt, and a $15/hr minimum wage for all campus workers!” said the Million Student March website says.

Organized primarily through Facebook by students, numerous marches are expected to hit US states from Seattle and Florida to California and Vermont, with a total of 106 universities and colleges planning to participate. It’s not clear the number of students going to take part.Read More »