These follow mass student walk-outs and occupations protesting austerity, the introduction of student fees, and unemployment around the world. Each of these actions has its own history, but together they point to some key themes:
- Schools and universities remain important sites of dissent—and depoliticization;
- A growing consensus that budget cuts and austerity policies threaten the people and promise of public education.
Our call for proposals was intentionally broad, open to contributions from any place, position and level of education. The response has been incredibly diverse, including student occupiers, street lectures, and photo essays, as well as reports from Brazil and Arizona. This is an open series and we invite further submissions!