Petition against student debt, etc.

Here’s yet another offering of petitions and pledges, in this case from the Occupy Student Debt group.  That the idea of a free college education sounds odd to some of us — compared to the situations in some other countries (where such opportunities are only recently under attack), and in comparison to elementary and secondary education (which may not be free in years to come) bears some thought.  Petitions, of course, are only a tactic; in Quebec and England students take to the street to protest hikes (nothing in the states about the prospective doubling of student loan rates now before congress).  As for faculty — well, here at OSU the AAUP has been in a frenzy over the privatization of parking and the likely increases in parking fees — and 26 faculty members from the whole state of Ohio have signed the student debt protest petition (I’m one).


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s