Boston Wide Tuition Resistance Meeting-Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Boston Wide Tuition Resistance Meeting
Public Event · By Ian Spinich, Chase Carter and 3 others.
Saturday, September 8, 2012.
3:00pm until 7:00pm.
We have all known for a long time that tuition was completely un-affordable. But its getting worse. Tuition is increasing in both public and private schools. Furthermore, the federal government is now making loans more expensive:
Graduate students will have to pay interest on student loans while in school and after they graduate, meanwhile undergads will no longer have their first six months after they graduate interest free.
We are calling for a broad public meeting to kick off a student movement in Boston. This is what we are asking:
1) Non sectarian: We want this to be open to a number of different demands including free tution, etc. At the very least we will need tuition freeze across the board, (which wont solve our dilemma), and more student control over universities.
This will be based off of the successful organizing culture in Montreal where common bonds of solidarity and support of different organizing strategies, multiplicity of tactics and events and solidarity.
We raise EVERYONE up, its not about infighting between schools. This means we wont win unless we achieve a victory in both public and private schools. This will require diverse targets and strategies. We allow room for everyone, and we do our best to mutually support each other. Victories one place will raise the level of struggle in others.
No one speaks for the whole movement. However we can agree to negotiate with administrations, trustees, etc if the people directly affected elect re-callable delegates. (once again, Montreal leads the way)
2) We need to be public and actually do the organizing necessary to pull this off: We need regular marches, meetings etc. But it cant rely on city wide events. Schools will have to be organized individually, with meetings within student unions, organizations, etc. Different schools will have different issues and different ideologies, but we should be open to all.
3) we involve the general public: including workers, parents, etc. These cuts are a result of austerity... of society's richest people deliberately fucking us.
Labels: CLASS STRUGGLE