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March 20, 2010
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California, Pivot of the Great Recession

Ashok Bardhan and Richard Walker have written an article explaining why California has been the hardest hit of all the states, given its central role in the mortgage bubble and crash.  It is available on the Institute for Research on … Continue reading

March 2, 2010
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SAVE Press Release M4

On March 4, 2010, a convoy of buses packed with professors and students from UC Berkeley will be heading to the State Capitol in Sacramento for an “Educate the State” rally, part of a statewide day of action in support of public education. 750 people have already signed up. More faculty and students will join them by car, train and bus from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz.

For the first time in California history, all sectors of the state’s education system —K-12, community colleges, CSUs, and UCs — will band together to defend education in a time of severe budget cuts, and to make the case to legislators and the public that education is the best investment that the state can make. There will be rallies and marches in San Francisco, Oakland and on campuses all around the state. It looks to be one of the biggest public protests in the state’s history.
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