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School students’ struggles in France - a student activist from France’s New Anticapitalist Party speaks in London
A joint Education Not for Sale - London School Students’ Union meeting
The past year has seen huge waves of student resistance to cuts and privatisation. As the economic crisis deepens, public services are facing the brunt of the crisis through cuts and redundancies. Education too is being used for cost cutting, with school and university students facing higher tuition fees, school closures and crippling budget cuts. Throughout Europe, governments have been attacking education, and throughout Europe these attacks have been met by mass, grassroots opposition and resistance from school and university students.
From school walkouts and demonstrations to university occupations, students have defended education, and France has been one of the most inspiring and successful examples of this. These student movements have had many impressive achievements and can provide many important lessons to us in Britain, facing the same threats to our education system.
London School Students’ Union and Education Not for Sale, a student group campaigning for free education, are holding a joint public meeting about this movement. Ameline Shah, a student activist in France’s New Anticapitalist Party, will speak on the youth movements in France and the rest of Europe and her involvement in the French school students’ union.
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