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Reflections March 6, 2010

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Which actions did you attend? How did they go? Please share your thoughts on March 4th and on continuing and escalating our struggles after the 4th.

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ANOTHER WALKOUT! March 1, 2010

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NYU is also walking out, hopefully to join with the New School walkout which will only be marching distance away.
Facebook event page

See more info also at New School Reoccupied.

March 4th Actions in New Jersey February 28, 2010

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The following were taken from the umbrella Facebook event for New Jersey actions. There are a lot of Facebook events for all the different actions on March 4th, but it would be great if people could RSVP and then send invitations to all your friends, coworkers, and classmates.

Montgomery High School
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:30am – 2:30pm
Students will wear signs protesting cuts and the US endless wars and leaflet in and around the high school and especially at bus line up at end of day. I will be doing this and have been contacted by a couple of others interested but we need a few other volunteers to make this more successful.
Contact: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1248034476

Middlesex High School
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 7:30am – 2:30pm
Students will wear signs protesting cuts and the US endless wars and leaflet in and around the high school and especially at bus line up at end of day. I will be doing this and have been contacted by a couple of others interested but we need a few other volunteers to make this more successful.

Contact: http://www.facebook.com/ramon.aldarondo

Your High School:
We have hundreds of high schools represented in this group. Why not get another leafleting and sign wearing event going at your high school? I will help you get started. Contact me ASAP. If you RSVP YES from a high school, I will try to reach out to you and get you set up for some ACTION! Also write on the wall of this event and / or the group announcing your plans at your high school.

Contact: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1248034476

New Jersey City University March 4 Rally to Defend Public Higher Education – Massive Turnout Needed
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 11:00am – 3:00pm
New Jersey City University, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
Contacts:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1337790047
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503851284
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000260176652

(Newark, NJ) March 4th National Day of Action to Defend Education
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Military Park (Broad Street), Newark, NJ
Contacts:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308703&ref=mf

WALK OUT, RALLY, AND ATTEND FUNERAL OF STATE HIGHER ED!!!
Chris Christie, Don’t Balance The Books On The Backs Of Students And Workers!!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Between Hunziker and Raubinger. Convene Outside Student Center
William Paterson University
Contacts: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=33709362

Comments:
While there is heightened focus on education on March 4th around the whole country, that date is a kick off date for a broadly based student, faculty and staff movement to defend funding and support for public education and higher education, to make higher education affordable and better yet, free to working families across the whole country.

The priorities in this nation favor bailing out the financial industry (which is responsible for the sad state of the economy) and funding endless wars. To make that happen, cuts to public education and higher education funding at every level, slashing of other services and many other draconian measures will be coming across now and in the months and years to come. Access to higher education and decent public education for all as well as many of the other programs being cut were implemented after years of struggle by advocates, activists, freedom fighters and those who dedicate their lives to struggle for a better nation and world. Now we need to say . . . we will not go back, we will not give up what we have earned through struggle – we will move forward to make systems including schools more equitable and accessible to all working families. That is how we must roll in this 21st century if we are going to survive and thrive.