UC Irvine Students Protest Tuition Hikes Today With a 'Study-In'
|Take Back UCI|
The productive protest, organized by Take Back UCI, will take place at 11 a.m. outside Aldrich Hall, the school's administration building. It will last "til dark" and begin again tomorrow at 11 a.m. and run "til whenever."
WHY?Between 2000 and 2011 TUITION has NEARLY TRIPLED. STUDENT LOAN DEBT is up 500% since 2000 to $830 BILLION nationally. In the last four years California SCHOOL FUNDING has been CUT by 23%.WHERE IS THAT MONEY GOING?Not to students. UC administrators LAY-OFF PROFESSORS, INCREASING CLASS SIZES and making MORE WORK for LOW-WAGE TAs and contract faculty.UC Regents keep increasing the number of managers and executives, and their salaries. In fact, ON MONDAY the REGENTS VOTED TO INCREASE the SALARY of 10 ADMINISTRATORS AND MANAGERS, including MEREDITH MICHAELS, VICE CHANCELLOR of PLANNING and BUDGET at UC IRVINE who will now be paid 9.9% MORE, $247, 275.!!!