The massive backlash against austerity has hit North America

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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Montreal on Tuesday to protest against austerity cuts to education and tuition hikes. It was the hundredth day of protests since the Quebec government passed legislation calling for the cuts.

Meanwhile in the United States, tuition has increased more than 500% since Reagan, and Republicans are pushing their own austerity cuts to education. So why are Americans students not in the streets as well?

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Why is nobody questioning the 500% tuition increase? Has the easy availability of student loans allowed colleges to ignore the business model of cost control?

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