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Student Unionism, Why Don't American Students Strike?



Student Unionism, Why Don’t American Students Strike?

As a recent graduate and student organizer, I headed north last month to compare notes with my Canadian counterparts.

Average annual tuition in Québec stands at $2,500, dwarfed by America’s average tuition of $12,800 at public institutions and $32,000 at private ones. The average Québec student debt is a mere $13,000 compared with America’s $25,000. And in 2012, 7.2 percent of US college grads were unemployed, beating out Québec’s 6.3 percent.

According to the Associated Press, 53.6 percent of Americans under 26 with a Bachelor’s are jobless or underemployed. That’s 1.5 million people. That could fill a lot of streets.

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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 16, 2012, 11:10 am
That is a huge difference between Canadian tuition and US college tuition.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 16, 2012, 1:43 pm
Who they gonna strike against, the bloated Democrat Administrators and Professors loaded down with lifetime jobs and luxurious salaries and huge pensions and unlimited healthcare and benefits?
Those Democrat 1%ers?
Those rich guys?
I don't think so.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 16, 2012, 2:06 pm
Comment by rdgrnr - Today, 1:43 pm
They just might. The students are being pressed hard on tuition cost.

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