Marching for Education — With an Occupy Twist

Yesterday morning, students blocked entrance to the UC Santa Cruz campus, and a man driving a Ford Mustang ended up striking several people, plus one cyclist. And so, on that note, began March 1st, the National Day of Action in Defense of Education, the first in an admirable-but-apparently disorganized series of events this month protesting cuts to higher ed.

Yesterday, teachers, students, and activists throughout the country engaged in teach-ins, rallies, and walk-outs. On March 5th, protesters will gather at the state capitol in an event called “March in March.” Like the month of March, budget cuts, and puns, the March in March action is perennial — but this year should be different, for a few reasons.

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