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Santa Cruz Indymedia | Education & Student Activism

Mon Sep 28 2009
Walkout and Rallies at UC Santa Cruz to Defend the Future of Public Education
Mon Sep 28 2009
Workers, Faculty, Students and Alumni at all UCs Protest Privatization of the UC System
On September 24th, students, faculty, staff and alumni at University of California (UC) schools participated in a day of coordinated walkouts and rallies in defense of the future of public education. Hundreds rallied at the base of the UC Santa Cruz campus to protest the privatization of the UC system, which includes student fee hikes, faculty and staff furloughs and layoffs, executive pay increases, and cuts to courses, programs and services. The University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE) held a daylong strike at all UC schools, with pickets at the main and west entrances of UCSC from 6am–6pm.

imc_photo.gifPhotos: 1 | 2 | imc_video.gifSpeech from the General Assembly

See also: Coalition Including Students, Staff and Alumni Occupy Graduate Student Commons at UCSC