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Spanish students join anti-austerity campaign
Thousands of students have taken to the streets to voice their anger over deep cuts in education budgets.
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 09:35

Students in Spain are voicing their anger over the cuts in the education budget, saying their future is now at stake.

Since 2010, some $6.5bn have been cut from education funding in Spain.

Tens of thousands of teaching jobs have been lost, class sizes have risen, and there have been dramatic increases in tuition fees.

Scholarships, subsidies for textbooks and school dinners have disappeared, and other support grants have been cancelled.

Students are deeply concerned, not least by comments this week from Spain's education minister.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Madrid.

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