CUNY students block the highway in the name of public education


Thursday, May 31 marked the first official student walk-out in New York City as 300 Queens College students walked out in protest of tuition hikes and a crumbling academic infrastructure. Calling on CUNY's history as a beacon of public education, student demands came in the form of an open letter to the establishment, speaking directly to issues such as accessibility, social justice and accountability.

Springtime: The New Student Rebellions (out now in the UK; forthcoming in North America in September 2011) will feature important contributions covering the unprecedented wave of US and UK student protests.

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