Universities have become boring. Where once they were markers of social change, alternative ways of thinking and challenges to the status quo, they are now only extended, expensive workforce preparation sites.
It turns out U of S students do care about their school, and they’re willing to do something about it. Let’s just hope we can all get over our reluctance to be shit-disturbers and keep pushing for positive engagement on campus. This is more than a degree mill, after all.
This time last year, the buzz around November 10, the first full-fledged day of action planned by the student movement, was reaching a fever pitch.
Time and time again, both on and off campuses, the question has been debated: Is higher education a right or a privilege? Both the riots in London over dramatic post-secondary education tuition increases almost two years ago and more recently the province of Quebec coming to a near standstill over a proposed tuition hike make
Who called who first? And why didn’t they call back? Lately, the relationship between the student lobby and the Quebec provincial government sounds like a dating relationship gone sour, as both sides failed to meet in the last few months for consultations leading up to the budget, each blaming the other.
Quebec students stepped up the fight against tuition hikes this week, with tactics ranging from vandalizing a CEGEP, declaring unlimited strikes, blocking the Montreal Stock Exchange and preparing a petition for the National Assembly. More protests are scheduled for the upcoming weeks, say student representatives. Tuition hikes are destined to begin in fall 2012, with a