The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) are organizing a national day of action on March 14, 2013 in opposition to the proposed cuts to the education budget, student debt and the ongoing privatization within the academy. This will be the 4th annual March day of action since their mobilizations began in 2010.
website declares that "with each new hike in cost, thousands of
students and youth are either priced out of an education or are forced
to incur thousands of dollars of student debt. With each cut, more
teachers lose their jobs, fewer students get the knowledge they deserve,
and more and more young people are forced to take on a lifetime of
debt. The future of this country resides in the opportunities given to
the next generation of aspiring students."
chapter-based organization is intending on mobilizing a coalition of
students, ex-students and faculty on as many college-campuses and
high-schools as possible to draw attention to the multitude of student
related on campus issues relating to accessibility and privatization.
The 'Defend Education Day' sign-up and details on the coalition can be
found at www.defendeducationday.org.
Students have been encouraged to hold demonstrations of all kinds on
their campuses and communities to target their respective
administrations, state legislatures, as well as institutions which
represent corporate power on and around campus.
A national flyer for #DefendEduDay declares
that the students are seeking to... "mobilize the 99% of students and
faculty who cannot afford yet another budget cut and tuition hike. Chop
from the top. Education is a right, not a privilege." Demonstrations are
currently planned for the University of Minnesota, UF Gainesville, NC
State and a dozen or so additional campuses currently planning a
demonstration in support public education.
Will you do your part?
-The Student Debt Crisis Team