Thursday’s “Day of Action” against draconian budget cuts at the University of California campuses brought thousands of people to rallies at all ten campuses. At UC Berkeley, 5,000 students and workers, along with many faculty members, rallied at noon. At the same hour at UCLA, 700 students and workers and a few faculty members gathered at Bruin Plaza. And 500 rallied at UC Irvine, which Time magazine described as “normally placid.”
The normally placid UC Irvine is where I teach.
The best sign I saw at the UCI rally read “If I wanted to go to a private school, I would have been born into a rich family.”
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