March 1st: National Day of Action on Education

(Photo taken by me at UCSD 3/1/12)

March 1st was a national day of action to reclaim higher education for the 99%. 

The LA times writes:

  • Rallies at college campuses throughout the state are expected to draw thousands of students and faculty Thursday, part of a national day of action denouncing cuts in  higher education.
  • Marches, teach-ins and protests against tuition increases, class cuts and other issues were scheduled at Cal State campuses in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Dominguez Hills and Fullerton and at UCLA and other University of California campuses. Most are allied with the Occupy movement.
  • Elsewhere, students in Boston plan to rally at Dewey Square and hundreds in New York City are expected to gather at the Department of Education in Manhattan and march to Ft. Green Park in Brooklyn for a rally.
  • Protests are also scheduled at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Illinois and Washington state.
  • On Monday, thousands of students and faculty are expected to descend on California’s state Capitol for a daylong Occupy Education rally.

The O.B. Rag published UCSD’s Public Education Coalition’s statement on today’s action: