The Bill Comes Due in CA

September 12, 2009 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

The University of California is widely reported to be considering tuition increases of…30%!

As we read in the media how well the banks are doing from their bailouts, it seems that the costs of the crash are as usual to be met by those least able to afford it.

The UC walkout committee are appealing to student and faculty for action:

Dear UC Walkout supporters,
Today the LA Times and the SF Chronicle reported that UC administration plans to increase tuition by 30% over the coming academic year. That is an unprecedented and absolutely unacceptable fee increase.

Pasted below are 3 steps by which undergrads can help to mobilize support for a walkout on 9/24, and to build solidarity between undergrads, graduate students, staff, and faculty. A generation of students in California are being pushed out of public education. We need to demonstrate that we can work together to reverse the administration’s attempt to fund the budget shortfall on the backs of students and low-paid employees.

Faculty support and graduate student support for the walkout have been strong. But it is undergrads who have the power to make 9/24 a major event.

Please forward this WIDELY, via status updates or any other channels available to you:

3 STEPS FOR STUDENTS

1. Read this:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/11/MNAB19L7Q9.DTL

2. Email your fall quarter instructors asking them to walkout on 9/24 in defense of accessible public eduation: http://ucfacultywalkout.com/

3. Walkout on 9/24 against tuition hikes, and in solidarity with faculty, staff, and graduate students.

ON 9/24 YOU CAN TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

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