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Protest Tuition Hikes in UNC System! Fri, February 10 @ 8am

Posted by raleighfist on January 31, 2012

Protest massive tuition hikes in UNC System!
Education is a right!

Friday, February 10th:
8am: March from the Pit at UNC Chapel Hill’s campus
8:30am: Rally at the Board of Governors meeting (910 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC)

(The Association of Student Government (ASG) will be providing transportation from every UNC system campus to bring students to Chapel Hill! Sign up for a bus from your campus here: http://edujusticealliance.org/feb10buses We are working to arrange housing for folks in Chapel Hill on Thurs, Feb 9 and Fri, Feb 10. Please contact us at ncdefendeducation@gmail.com for more info.)

On February 10, the Board of Governors will be meeting at the UNC General Administration building to vote on tuition and fee increases of up to 10% for UNC system schools. For graduate students and other programs, those increases are even larger in many cases. Tuition increases of any amount will place an undue burden on students who are already struggling to pay tuition, wil force us to take out more student loan debt, and will close the doors to higher education for many young people, especially low income students and students of color.

The Board of Governors panders to corporate interests at the expense of students and workers. For example, David Powers is the Vice President of State Government Relations at Reynolds American, a company known to overlook abuses of farmworkers on tobacco fields. 

Students have been shut out of the process and will no longer remain silent.

We will also be joining with thousands of people from across NC the following day, Saturday Feb 11, at 9:30am at Shaw University in Raleigh for Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ)We encourage folks to make plans to be out for HKonJ to continue to build the movement for justice.

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