Front Page – Huffington Post – College Students Walk Out Of Class..

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Earlier today, students from at least 100 college campuses around the country walked out of class in a show of solidarity and support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has yet to present a coherent agenda or message, the college students who marched today in support of it were clear about their concerns. They banded together to make their voices heard, many citing the rising amount of student loan debt and the increasing cost of college, in addition to a dearth of decent jobs for recent graduates.

“With budget cuts and tuition increases, students’ voices are demanding to be heard,” said Conor Tomás Reed, 30, a participant in today’s walkout. Reed teaches at the City University of New York and is also a student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. “It’s a collective roar, and students are beyond disgusted and fed up. The time is especially ripe for this kind of mobilization.”

Today marked a significant day for the movement as a whole, both for its organization and coordination among college campuses and for its ability to mobilize supporters across not just a city, but an entire nation. 

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  1. Paul Haeder says:

    We are trying to get students at a suburban community college ready to occupy. About 20 miles south of Seattle, where the Occupy Seattle activists were roughed up by police under the direction of a supposed anti-Vietnam War protester mayor, Mike McGinn.

  2. Jaq says:

    What kills me is the student loan from the Dept of Education. The loan is split so that a large portion of it accumulates interest at 6.8% as soon as the student begins their classes. WTH ! Banks are borrowing at a fraction of that amount if they even get a loan in this country. Much cheaper if they just borrow from the drug cartels in SA. But that’s another story.

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