Occupy Your Education: S.F. Students to Walk Out of Class Tomorrow

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So much to occupy, so little time
San Francisco students are planning to walk out of class tomorrow morning, but not because they don't want an education -- rather, they want a better education.

And what better way to get the teacher's attention than to walk out of class? In this case, students across the nation are hoping to get the attention of the 1 percent -- you know, the nefarious money-makers whom students blame for the crippling the school's finances.

As part of the national Occupy Education movement, students with Occupy SF State are planning to walkout of class at 11 a.m., along with students at City College. Teachers are also planning a teach-in at the California State Office Building, and a massive rally will be held at Civic Center at 4 p.m. tomorrow. On Friday, upset teachers and students will descend on the state Capitol for a mega-rally to protest the perennial education cuts statewide. Should be a good time.

"The 99% have already paid a high price as a result of the global financial crisis. Now we are demanding that those who caused the crisis through their greed and recklessness pay," Terence Yancey, a student at SF State and active occupier, wrote to SF Weekly.

As readers already know, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a tax initiative that includes a regressive sales tax, one that Yancey says will disproportionately hurt the poor and working class. Occupy Education is supporting the The Millionaires Tax, which is a proposed ballot measure that asks the richest Californians to kick in more money to pay for the state's beleaguered education system.

"We believe corporations and the 1 percent are not paying their fair share, and that is why we are in the current budget crisis in California," Yancey said.

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TheMan
TheMan

I couldn't imagine what it must be like to constantly blame someone else (the "1%") for all my problems, day in, day out.  It's pathetic.

Every day there's protest by putting blame on a group of people, yet, none of these protesters are coming up with any plans of action to rectify their issues.

TungTow
TungTow

That actually makes a lot of sense dude.Total-Privacy dot US

madness
madness

For the 5% who care about this, its a "stand for education." for the 95% who don't its a free day off.

If they really want to protest, show up when school is closed and demand to be taught. But I doubt that'll ever happen.

GranPA
GranPA

Every School Child and Parent should stand shoulder to shoulder, this is a time for Unity and Strength.  Stand Together against the minority 1%,

Richmondman
Richmondman

BS - as someone who is married to a HS teacher, I can tell you that kids are doing less studying than ever.  This is merely an excuse to cut class!

Paul12
Paul12

 shut up you corporate whore

TheMan
TheMan

Whoa, easy there hippy.  Only a few more hours til 4:20 and you can go light up another bowl around the campfire.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Didn't Socrates say pretty much the same thing?

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