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Bay Area Rally for EDUCATION!! Friday, Feb 20 at Ceasar Chavez Park in San Jose, 12-2pm
by Students For Justice (sfj_deanza [at]
Friday Jan 30th, 2004 12:54 AM
Rally in support of accessible education at all level will be held Friday, February 20, 2004 in Ceasar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose from 12-2pm.
E D U C A T I O N I S A R I G H T,
N O T A P R I V I L E G E !
Feb 20, 2004 from 12-2pm

Ceasar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose
(at San Carlos and Market St)

We know the education cuts, fee increases, lay-offs and class cancelations have been hurting us and the folks we know. It makes us wonder if we will get the classes we need to graduate, if our finacial aid will get cut, if we can afford the tuition and whether we will get into the school we want to transfer to?

But now, us the students, are going to make our voice heard on this. We are going to be saying to Arnold and the politicians in Sacramento: "Education is a Right, Not a Privilege! Don't Balance the Budget on Our Backs!" So whether you are a community college student, high school, CSU or UC student, or a parent we are asking you to join us for a local rally demanding accessible and affordable higher education for all! We know these cuts and fee increases are going to hit low-income and working students, students of color, first generation and disabled students first, and we are not going to accept this!

Take a Stand for Education and Get the Facts:
-175,000 student were kept out of community colleges due to last years budget cuts and fee increases, this is greater than the entire total enrollment of all UC colleges!
-In the LA Community College District alone there are 3 times the number of Black students and 2 times the number of Latino students as are enrolled in the entire UC system!
-The Governor Arnold wants to lower the income eligibility for financial aid by 10% and freeze the award levels at CSU and UC levels.
-UC and CSU graduate students are facing a 40% increase and 10% for undergraduates. Community college fees would have been raised over 110% in two years to $24 per semester unit and $50 per semester unit for those with bachelors degrees.
-Governor Arnold has proposed has 10% reduction in UC and CSU freshman enrollments next year. If these students went to community college they would have priority registration, displacing already enrolled students.

Rally includes speakers and entertainment.

We are building towards the state-wide march in Sacramento on March 15! Let's Get Ready to rock the Capitol!

Contact Info:
East Bay- Tonika Jones (510) 798-3709 or stopedcuts [at]
South Bay- Carl Poole (408) 757-8449
Kapila de Sa (650) 575-5451or sfj_deanza [at]

Sponsored by: CalSACC Region IV and San Jose Regional Students For Justice!
Endorsed by: Chabot AS, De Anza Associated Student Student Body, State-wide CalSACC, West Valley ASG, Latino Focus in Redwwod City, KCRH 89.9, KJCC 104.1 and more!

More info and updates:

You can download a .PDF version of the flyer at this URL:

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Got student loans?
Tuesday Feb 24th, 2004 10:00 AM
Interesting that nowhere in the article the word student loans come up? I like many of my former schoolmates took out a student loan to pay for our education. I don’t see any reason why this generation can’t take out a student loan either.
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