Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by Tara Paras
Proponents of the #MillionStudentMarch claim to rally against America’s so-called “education crisis.” As stated in the movement’s website, they demand a tuition-free public college system, the cancellation of all student debt and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
“The United States is the richest country in the world, yet students have to take on crippling debt in order to get a college education. We need change, and change starts in the streets when the people demand it. With students, college graduates, and workers united we can build a movement capable of winning debt-free college for all and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers!”
While this might all seem promising in theory, Marine veteran James Erickson managed to put the students in their place with a simple tweet:
— James Erickson (@SayHiJames) November 12, 2015
To date, Erickson’s tweet has received more than 18,000 likes and 17,000 re-tweets. Far from a million, but at the rate it’s going, it’ll probably get there.