#FreeCollegeNow Tour 2018

Get on the Bus! July 26th – August 2nd

#FreeCollegeNow Tour riders in Florida, "Drowning in Debt!"

#FreeCollegeNow Tour riders in Florida, “Drowning in Debt!”

Going to college was once seen as the pathway to the middle class, but today higher education is quickly becoming a pipeline to poverty. To keep from paying their fair share, billionaires and CEOs have fought to defund public services from infrastructure to education. Siding with the wealthy few, politicians gutted funding for higher education.

As the state ranked dead last for funding of public services, perhaps nowhere more clearly embodies this problem than Florida. Tallahassee cut funding for higher education by more than 23 percent from a decade ago, forcing tuition up by 62 percent over the same period. The result is a rigged system where Floridians struggle with nearly $80 billion in student loan debt and adjunct professors are paid so little that many have to rely on government assistance.

#FreeCollegeNow Tour riders met with FL State Senator Audrey Gibson and thanked her for leading one of the first free college programs in FL through the historically Black college, Edward Waters College and asked her support on the #FreeCollegeNow platform.

#FreeCollegeNow Tour riders met with FL State Senator Audrey Gibson and thanked her for leading one of the first free college programs in FL through the historically Black college, Edward Waters College and asked her support on the #FreeCollegeNow platform.

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and stand for change in higher education. That’s why Florida adjuncts invited colleagues from around the country to join them to help make change. Now, adjuncts from around the country, students and community members are touring Florida by bus on the #FreeCollegeNow Tour. Join the movement!

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