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VIDEO: UC—Berkeley Students on Disinvestment, Occupy
It’s no secret higher that California is struggling to fund higher education.
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent announcement that the state would make massive mid-year cuts to higher education—$100 million slashed from both the University of California and California State University systems, according to the SF Gate).
University of California—Berkeley students and faculty spoke out about how tuition hikes, budget cuts, student loan debt, and the overall disinvestment of public higher education in their state is stifling our nation’s future in a new video.
“It degrades California’s future,” said one student in the three-minute video shot by UC—Berkeley’s News Center. “If you make public education cheaper, the more likely you will have more productive members of society later on in the future.”
Students also spoke about Occupy Cal and their hopes for the Occupy movement in 2012.
Naima Ramos-Chapman is an associate editor at Campus Progress.
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