students in the us face a serious education crisis
TUITION IN THE UNITED STATES TRIPLED OVER THE LAST 30 YEARSAND IS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD!
We compromise our education due toexcessive work hours necessary forcovering tuition, and still leave collegewith
tremendous amount of debt
.Oftentimes this inhibits students frompursuing degrees we are passionateabout and forces us to seek jobs basedprimarily on what they pay instead of their advancement of our potentialities.
THE AVERAGE 4-YEAR UNDERGRAD STUDENT GRADUATES WITH $27,000 IN LOAN DEBT AND53% OF GRADUATES FACE UNEMPLOYMENT
The most marginalized members of society, who don’t have the privilege toenter the debt system, are completely excluded from pursuing a higher edu-cation. But students all over the worldare joining in a struggle for accessible,quality education for all, since we know:
EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT!
how to get involved
Occupy Wall Street invites you, the 99%,down to the Financial District or three dayso education, celebration and resistance.
Financial District, NYCSeptember 15th-17th
Do you want to help make The New Schoollive up to its mission? Do you see something not included here you’d like to have addressed?Do you want to get involved in a burgeoning student movement that is ghting or accessiblequality education or all? To learn more aboutstudent issues at The New School and to helporganize creative ways to ght back,
THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF NYC
a collective experiment in alternativeeducation, organized by concernedcitizens and a coalition o universities romacross New York City. The next Free U is at
madison square parkseptember 18th-22nd
FREEUNIVERSITYNYC.ORGALL IN THE RED
A nationwide network raising awareness aboutstudent debt through direct action, politicaltheatre, & spreading the red square