I get the Occupy Wall Street thing: lots of people (many in their 20′s) upset and frustrated at what seems like fewer and fewer college student jobs and opportunities available to them. Corrupt politicians, greedy corporations, mounting debt, and high unemployment are all things that are on the radar with this ever growing group of protestors that are hunkering down for the long haul. I get that.
But what I don’t get is why college students are not gathering and protesting on COLLEGE CAMPUSES around the country?
Many (most?) students today graduate in debt and the reason for that is the ever skyrocketing cost of tuition. It’s CRAZY how much college tuition has gone up and students are pissed! It doesn’t matter whether you are going to a state college or a private college, your tuition is WAY HIGHER than it should be. It’s not right that today’s students have to start their lives in so much debt after they graduate and start looking for jobs that aren’t there.
Many of these Occupy Wall Street protestors are college students who are pissed about being in debt so why aren’t they taking their fight to the place that is responsible: their own colleges? The banks aren’t responsible for high college costs. Corporations aren’t responsible for out of control tuition. Politicians have nothing to do with the price of college. TAKE YOUR FIGHT TO THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR RAISING YOUR TUITION YEAR AFTER YEAR. Occupy your colleges!
I just don’t understand why there aren’t rallies on every college campus throughout the country. Make your displeasure with high costs known to those responsible: college deans, presidents, professors, and everyone else who has a part in jacking up your tuition.
College students today are paying more for their degrees than any generation before them and they have a right to be upset about it! But if that is ever going to change, college students are going to have to organize and start letting their colleges know that they are upset. It is the only way!