Students Stand With Striking Faculty: Join Us!

The CSU administration’s refusal to pay faculty what they deserve hurts us all. We know that it is time for us to stand together to reclaim the CSU, and that if our faculty are forced to strike, we must stand with them. If you are ready to stand up and fight for fair faculty pay AND against the Board of Trustee’s proposed plan to increase tuition, take action by filling out this commit card. If you want to learn more and get more involved, contact your local SQE chapter (those friendly faces below are SQE members at Fresno State and CSU Stanislaus).

SQE Sends Message to BOT and Fellow Students: It Is Time For Action

At the January 26, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the BOT discussed a”sustainability report” that proposes annual tuition increases and the increased privatization of the CSU. SQE members spoke out against the BOT’s attacks on public higher education, and called on faculty and fellow students to take action and fight for the right to free higher education. The full text of our statement is below. (more…)

Petitioning California State University Board of Trustees

Tell the California State University Board of Trustees: No More Fees!   In the fight for the future of the CSU, student voices must be heard! The CSU administration’s proposed “sustainability model” will not sustain a public, accessible, affordable CSU. It proposes increasing tuition/fees every year based on inflation, cutting financial aid, and increasing reliance on private corporations. When the CSU budget was cut during the recession, the burden was placed on the back of students, with tuition skyrocketing almost 300% in the last 15 years (far beyond the cost of inflation). We cannot afford any more fees. It is a matter of priorities,...

NOV 17th Action at the BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Students for Quality Education. S.Q.E.  took to the streets to demand action at the Board of Trustees in Long Beach on Nov 17th. During the Fall semester of 2015,  each campus throughout the state had a solidarity actions that same day and we will DEMAND that our tuition stay frozen and ask for fair wages for our faculty, namely a raise of 5%.

SQE On The Radio / Fee Campaign Update!

SQE was on the radio talking about the latest round of fees at the CSU campuses! Check it out here. It’s only five or so minutes. You can also read a larger article at the Sacramento Bee. Here’s a blurb: Student success fees have now been introduced at 12 of the 23 CSU campuses since 2011, as the university has turned to raising tuition and other sources of funding to offset budget cuts. Ranging from $162 per year at CSU San Bernardino State to $630 at San Jose State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, many of the success fees...