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February 27, 2012
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Teach the Budget – 2012 update

Here is the updated 2012 Teach the Budget Curriculum – Use it to teach your students, your friends–or yourself–about the budget crisis at the UC, and how it connects to state and national political and economic issues. Then go back to the teachthebudget.com site for more info on what’s going on across UC campuses and how to get involved. Continue reading

February 18, 2012
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March 2012 Mobilization for Public Education in California

A major mobilization is coming up March 1-5, 2012 to put pressure on the Governor and legislature to renew support for public education in California. It includes a variety of marches, rallies and other activities around the state, peaking with a big show of protest on the Capitol grounds in Sacramento on Monday, March 5th. A key part the action is a “99-mile March for Public Education & Social Justice”, starting hereabouts and going to Sacramento. Continue reading

February 11, 2012
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March 1st, 2012: National Day of Action For Education

We call on all students, teachers, workers, and parents from all levels of education —pre-K-12 through higher education in public and private institutions— and all Occupy assemblies, labor unions, and organizations of oppressed communities, to mobilize on March 1st, 2012 across the country to tell those in power: The resources exist for high-quality education for all. If we make the rich and the corporations pay we can reverse the budget cuts, tuition hikes, and attacks on job security, and fully fund public education and social services. Continue reading

February 11, 2012
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“Uses of the University 2050” an All-UC Charrette

WORKING GROUP ON THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
Catherine Cole is leading a project to get faculty involved in planning the future of UC, instead of reacting to administrative initiatives. Most administrative ideas are necessarily short-term and focused on money, not the mission of UC and public education. We need a longer view.

To participate, join the Townsend Center Working Group, “Making UC Futures”, a forum for fostering a fresh conversation about the university’s future beyond the next round of budget cuts. The group is hosting speakers and workshops throughout the year. To join and receive regular updates, visit their website:(You’ll first need to create an account with the Townsend Humanities Lab, then click on “request membership” in the upper right corner). Contact Catherine at colecat@berkeley.edu.

A UC-wide conference on the Future of the University is going to be held at UC Santa Barbara on February 24-26, 2012. “Uses of the University 2050” an All-UC Charrette

For more on Catherine Cole’s views, see her talk.
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