Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Join Occupy College Feb 22-23 Teach-Ins

@OccupyColleges's National Solidarity Teach-ins are prep for Mar 1 ~ training, warm-up. Although not coming out for these, the AAUP and other organizations affiliated with the the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE), of which New Faculty Majority is one, have officially endorsed Occupy Education and are promoting this year's upcoming March 1 Action. A recent AAUP letter to members and chapters urges participation and suggests activities very much modeled on Campus Equity Week (CEW). I am not entirely clear on the difference between the two groups, although OE seems more establishment and OC more in the streets, the former planning one day, March 1, and the latter a week of action ~ no matter really as long as they are headed in the same direction and work together.

On more than 120 college and university campuses around the nation, Occupy Colleges activists will hold teach-ins tomorrow and Thursday focusing on vital education issues such as solutions to soaring student debt, reducing the cost of education, improving the quality of education and more. The teach-ins are in preparation the March 1 National Day of Action for Education.

You can follow the teach-ins on Twitter with the hashtag #occupycollege, on @occupycolleges, here on Facebook and here for more information.
Read the rest of Join Occupy College Teach-Ins by Liz Shuler, Feb 21, 2012, on the AFL-CIO Now Blog

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