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Demonstration: German students skip school for a better education

Janine RabeJune 17, 2009

University and high school students across Germany are striking this week - and taking their protests to the streets. They're calling for a complete reform of the educational system in the run up to September's national elections. More than Tens of thousands of students demonstrating in about 70 cities promised "Organized resistance, instead of individual conformity". Among their demands are smaller classes, no tuition fees and an end to the newly introduced EU Bachelor's degree.