Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pulling Together

Students and faculty at California universities are having demonstrations and sit-ins to protest higher tuition/fees and class reductions, necessitated by the budget cuts that are being imposed on the state's institutions of higher education.

The Teachers' Union in San Diego, whose members' pay has not been cut and who are not having furloughs imposed on them like the rest of state employees, has filed a lawsuit against the City Schools' move of increasing class size from 28 students to 30 students per class, a move designed to avoid having to close two schools due to budget cuts.

California has a $26 billion deficit and 12% unemployment, caused by a worldwide recession that is not showing signs of improving any time soon in real terms. Do I need to explain that the title of this post is sarcasm?

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