Since February of this year, protests have been raging in Quebec, Canada over the decision to once more increase tuition fees for universities in the country. It is further proof of the long enduring anger that can arise over the concept of the burden of money or those least able to pay it. It is also a close mirror to protests that occurred in the UK over the same topic before spiraling into riots.
As an American, the tuition protests are incredible to me. Not because we are any strangers to marching for a cause (just the recent beginning of the Occupy movement in New York, which has spread all over the globe, is proof of that). But because Canada would provide students with a quality education for such a low price, and then try to slowly go back on that amazing system.
Before we get into that, here is a little bit of background. [Read more...]