No wonder those Quebec student protesters have been spooking the English Canadian establishment. If they get their way, the same ideas could catch on here, leaving the best-laid plans for austerity in tatters.
What seems to particularly gall some English Canadian commentators is the fact that the Quebec students -- who reached a tentative deal with the province on the weekend after a three-month strike -- have been protesting tuition hikes that would still leave them with the lowest tuition in the country. Why can't these spoiled brats be grateful, and go back to watching video games and keeping up with the Kardashians like normal, well-adjusted North American youth?
Monthly Review has a special summer issue on Education Under Fire. Their issue, however, deals mainly with the US in a kind of warning for the rest of the world.
It's inspired me to have a look around for similar material from other parts of the world. And I found some with the Greek CP which is very, very interesting.
Have a good read, raise issues here - these are not just youth or student issues but I thought this would be a good place for such a thread.