Oct. 7: Rally @ Noon, Quarry Plaza


Quarry Plaza
There are many different ways to support public education. Think of your own or join a pre-planned action. Bring your friends!

RALLY @ Noon
Quarry Plaza

Rally with K-12 students, parents, and teachers
4 pm, Clock Tower, Downtown Santa Cruz

Paying more for less? While student fees skyrocket, programs and courses are slashed.

Paying More
Student fees have increased 300% since 2001. Just last year the UC Regents approved a 32% fee increase, and they are already considering another double-digit increase this year.

Getting Less
Class sizes are increasing. Courses and services are being cut. Students may not be able to graduate on time. We are losing diversity.

Suprime Lending Alive at UC
Students are taking out record levels of debt in order to pay their fees. Many spend decades struggling to pay it off.

OCTOBER 7th is a National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education. Last year, thousands of students, workers, and faculty mobilized across at the University of California in opposition to the budget cuts and the privatization of public education. In response to faculty furloughs, the layoff of workers, library hours being cut, and massive fee increases, a new movement was formed. This year we will continue to mobilize until student fees are rolled back, until the state increases its funding for both public education and social services, and until wealthy top UC administrators’ are held accountable for their mismanagement of the UC system.

For more information, contact UCSCOctober7@gmail.com or go to http://www.teachthebudget.org.

The next October 7th planning meeting is this Friday at 5 pm at Stevenson Game Room.

To RSVP on Facebook for the noon rally go here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=157122367633057&ref=mf