March 4, 2010 | Students across California and the US Protest Budget Cuts During Day of Action to Defend Public Education
Students across California and other parts of the US took part in a national day of protest against higher tuition fees and budget cuts at post-secondary institutions.
Protest organizers state that they hope to raise awareness about how the recession is affecting universities, calling Thursday a Day of Action to Defend Public Education. Students caused disruptions at the University of California at Santa Cruz UC Berkeley, and other universities across California. Protests also took place at the University of Maryland.
In Austin, students stormed into the University of Texas Tower chanting “Whose school? Our school!”
All told, students in more than 30 states took part in the Day of Action to Defend Public Education. The movement started in California but quickly spread nationwide.
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