Friday, August 5th, 2011
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An Entire Country's Student Body Stands Up to Privatization

The Chilean student demonstrations are really amazing—at least 527 or possibly 552 or could be 800 people all told were arrested yesterday (often, let's say, not nicely), and students occupied state TV offices to get the message out in a traditional fashion. The higher education system is now predominately a group of for-profit businesses, and the students are organizing on the principle that going permanently into debt for education is not a way a country's education system should be run. How about that. Today, student organizers are turning down a vague proposal from the government that increases some public funding. Good!

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lempha (#581)

"the students are organizing on the principle that going permanently into debt for education is not a way a country's education system should be run."

hahahahahahahahaha

deepomega (#1,720)

Glad they're not taking more government money as a solution. It's just give the for-profits another revenue stream.

barnhouse (#1,326)

Oh yay, especially after seeing this earlier.

wb (#2,214)

@barnhouse Wow, that was depressing. And immensely smart and informative.

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