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California's Crisis: Public Education for the Privileged?

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Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

By: Nathan Hadden and Nick Belizzi

Faculty, students, and supporters of California public education will be out in force at massive statewide protests for the March 4 Day of Action to Save Public Education. A 21-year-old UC Berkeley student from a working class San Francisco Bay Area family says local communities aren't represented at the university.


As Youth Radio has been reporting, student frustration with rising tuition is at a boiling point.

This UC Berkeley junior says all the classes in her ethnic studies major are impacted, even as expensive capital projects dominate the university landscape.

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