International petition for free and emancipatory education

The International Students Movement has drawn up the international petition for free and emancipatory education. If you agree with the demand for publicly financed education, accessible to all, emancipatory in nature and free from corporate, private or government interests, sign the petition here. Read full text of the petition below.

We, the undersigned students, faculty, staff, parents, and concerned citizens worldwide stand united across all divisions of nationality, race, religion and field of studies to declare our support for the aims and objectives of the “Education is NOT for $ale – Global Week of Action” called for by the independent “International Student Movement”.

We are united in working to ensure that:

  • Public education is accessible to all and recognized as a fundamental right; NO to tuition fees!
  • Public education is free from exploitative corporate practices and state interests which conflict with those of the individual and the public interest.
  • Public education primarily serves democratic and public interests, instead of private, business, state and/or labour market interests.
  • Public education empowers individuals to become emancipated and autonomous people, able to critically evaluate themselves and their environment, and thus be actively involved in a genuinely democratic society.

If we are to have such a society we need general public discussions on the role of public education systems: Whose interests do they – and should they – primarily serve?
The “Education is NOT for $ale – Global Week of Action” will spread awareness regarding the global nature of the problems linked with the increasing commercialization and corporatization of public education around the world. It will unite activists, groups and movements involved in the struggle for free and emancipatory public education accessible to all and protected as a fundamental human right – Worldwide.

Please sign and forward this petition if you share these demands for public education.

For more information on the “International Student Movement” and/or the “Education is NOT for $ale – Global Week of Action” feel free to send a mail to[at] or visit
“One World – One Struggle; Education is NOT for $A£€!”

Disclaimer: This petition is not directed at any particular political institution, but designed to bring to light the global nature of the struggle for free and emancipatory public education, inspiring activists and concerned citizens worldwide to unite in their efforts.

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