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).
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…)
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,...
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%.
As the CSU Faculty get ready for re-openers, the publication of the latest “White Papers” brings to light the consequences students face when faculty are underpaid. CSU Students from all over California showed support of their faculty at the May BOT meeting where the BOT was presented with the CFA petition signed by 35,000 supporters.