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California's degraded education system

Reverse austerity to restore quality education — Rose Aguilar.

Aguilar: We have plenty for military, banks and prisons, but when it comes to education: on your ownSAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 5, 2012: Annual tuition hikes, reductions to school budgets leading to decreased services and overspending on the military, banks and prisons have decimated the education system in California, writes radio show host Rose Aguilar. Tax cuts caused the state's deficit in the first place, notes Aguilar, who suggests possible revenue-generating strategies.

"I recently invited University of California-Davis sophomore Sarena Grossjan-Navarro to join my radio show focussing on the Occupy Education actions taking place across the country, and Monday's plan to descend on Sacramento to Occupy the Capitol, but she wasn't available. She's taking a heavy load this term, hoping to incur as little debt as possible. She was almost forced to drop out last term because the financial aid she receives is not enough to cover the basics. She's currently sleeping on friends' couches because she can't afford housing..."

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Posted: March 19, 2012

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