Occupy Chicago stands in solidarity with those fighting for access to education in Quebec. Our struggles are interconnected but also unique. American students have been forced into debt slavery in order to obtain higher education. Our public school system has been designed to perpetuate poverty and leave sectors of our society at a permanent disadvantage.
Occupy Chicago believes that education is a human right. We are committed to fighting for an end to the privatization of public education, an end to distributing school funding through property taxes and the monetization of higher education.
[statement officialy endorsed by Occupy Chicago General Assembly 06.13.12]