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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sixty-Two Busloads of CCSF Students Headed for March 22 Sacto Budget Rally

Posted By on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Unions for teachers and other school employees will bus more than 3,000 San Francisco City College students to Sacramento March 22 for a rally protesting budget cuts.

According to the CCSF website:

March in March" will rally to Sacramento to our State

Capitol for the Governor, the legislators, and the public to hear our

voice. The group gathering from students, faculty, staff,

administrators, and constituent groups of California affects the right

for our education.

During the past week or so City College campuses have become veritable

recruiting centers for the rally, with rally-instruction white-boards

greeting students in lobbies, teachers giving presentations

about the rally in advance of classes, and organizers signing up

students in class. City College's Web site, meanwhile, includes a "March

in March" section encouraging students to sign up for the bus trip.

However, CCSF spokeswoman Martha Lucey assures us that the trip isn't being financed directly with school funds."I do want to set the record straight," she said. "No City College funds are being used." These are donations from the American Federation of Teachers, the SEIU, the college bookstore, the administrator's association, and the Associated Students of City College.

Lucey said 62 50-seat buses have been rented for the trip.

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