Friday, December 17, 2010

Puerto Rico Student Strike Intensifies, Public Education and Civil Rights at Stake

BY Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Coincident with massive, at times explosive, student protests in Rome and London, University of Puerto Rico has again become a flash point with a student strike beginning Tuesday that turned the main campus into a militarized zone of police, riot squads, and SWAT teams, complete with low-flying helicopters and snipers. What began as a conflict over a steep student fee hike is now seen as a larger struggle to preserve public education against privatization.

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The above excerpt is from an article which was first published in the Huffington Post on 15 December 2010 by Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. , an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico.

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