UC Students have taken to the streets, in a battle for justice! Reports the SFChronicle:
Hundreds of students rallied at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz this morning, protesting the lack of funding for California's beleaguered public education system as part of a statewide demonstration.
The daylong protest, dubbed the March 4th Day of Action in Defense of Public Education, was aimed at sending a message to Sacramento: Students are suffering because of budget cuts. Similar rallies and protests were planned in other states that have also experienced funding cuts.
Oh the injustice!
But wait. UC president Yudof has previously highlighted the insulting absurdity of this situation, seeing as students whose families make under $70k go to school for FREE:
"If you make less than $70,000 a year, you will not pay any fees. You not only won't pay the increase, you won't pay the base. And if you make between $70,000 and $120,000 we'll pay half of the increase in the initial year, so the axis is still there. The truth is it's people making more than $180,000 that are most adversely affected," says U.C. President Mark Yudof.