Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

Education United for Democracy is an alliance of students, faculty, staff at all level of education as well as community members and allies committed to the democratization of education in the United States. We work in solidarity with global networks combating the corporatization of our schools, colleges, and universities. We endorse the principles of the Democratizing Education Charter (below), and follow in the footsteps of the Democratizing Education Network, Tent State Universities, 180/Movement for Democracy and Education, and Center for Campus Organizing.

Democratizing Education Charter
Adopted at the 2005 Democratizing Education Convention in Madison, Wisconsin:

  1. Full Public Funding for Public Higher Education
  2. Free Access to Higher Education and Abolition of Tuition
  3. Affirmative Action to End Institutionalized Racism and Sexism
  4. Full Recognition of the Right of Students and Workers to Organize
  5. Democratic Self-Government of Higher Education
  6. Service to the Public Welfare, Not Corporate Profits
  7. Free Speech and Academic Freedom
  8. Debt Forgiveness of Student Loans
  9. Civic Education for a Democratic Society
  10. Education, not war. Schools, Not Jails
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