Students raise PSE affordability issue on new website, video

February 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Canadian Federation of Students launched a website to feature stories of the sacrifices students and their families have had to make to afford higher education. More than 5,000 students have shared their picture and story to raise awareness of their efforts to fund their education. The site is part of the CFS's national Education is a Right campaign. Meanwhile, "The Student Poverty Song," a video produced by Dalhousie University's student union, has gone viral on YouTube, garnering nearly 29,000 views as of yesterday. One scene depicts a student trying to pay her tuition fees with macaroni noodles. The video also shows clips of the recent Student Day of Action in Halifax. The video ends with a call-to-action for tappedout.ca, a site sending a message of concern about rising tuition fees to Nova Scotia MLAs. CFS News Release | educationisaright.ca | Halifax Chronicle-Herald | tappedout.ca