Corporations are killing public education right before your eyes. The Regents of the University of California are not elected, but appointed. Most are heads of major corporations and represent the interests of those corporations, not of the students or of the state of California. While claiming that the university has no money, Regents waste untold millions on pet construction projects that only line the pockets of their corporate cronies. On [...]
San Francisco Occupiers celebrated Occupy’s one year anniversary with multiple actions, then converging in the downtown area for a march and rally. In front of Wells Fargo Bank, they symbolically tore up their mortgage and student loan debts and painted a large work of art on the pavement.
The University of California Board of Regents have found plenty of money for expensive construction projects and have hired so many administrators that they actually now outnumber teachers. But they’ve raised tuition and fees so high that, when factoring the aid available, the average student at U.C. Berkeley now actually pays more for education than the average student at Harvard. And even though they’ve agreed to not discuss fee increases [...]