Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted Apr 12, 2011 in Events, Work

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

  • Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

    Seattle Community College Students Rally Against the Budget Cuts

Some say that the older you get, the more conservative you become. I say that the older I have gotten, the more I have become a tax (the rich) and spend (on education) liberal.

Many of you know that I am a Community College teacher who has become fed up with the way our politics in America has worked over the last decade. I must say that I am incredibly disappointed in and resentful of those who are trying to take money out of my pocket to fund the tax breaks for wealthy Americans. I pay my taxes too… so don’t I get a say in this?!

Today, students from North Seattle, South Seattle, and Seattle Central Community College came together to rally against the proposed budget cuts in bill 1087. This bill leaves many of us to ask ourselves, “How well can we adapt if 40% of our college’s budget is cut?”

The answer… It will be hard to adapt. Very hard. Because of these proposed budget cuts, programs are at risk to be cut and teachers are at risk to be laid off.

This is no way to run a country. Without education, we are nothing.

4 Comments:

Lisa
Apr 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

‘if you think education is expensive, try ignorance!’ – some bumper sticker


 
Karin
Apr 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm

There was one sign that really summed it up well for me: “Can your family survive a 40% budget cut?” – um, no, not really. How could we expect schools to run under such constraints?


 
Dad
Apr 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Republicans are trying to screw us good, and give the money away to their rich benefactors in the form of outrageous tax breaks. Lets fight the bastards all the way.

PS…Mike …. I thought the youtube video of August with his paper hat and his metal scream was really good. He’s a cute guy.


 
Martha Sinkula
Apr 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

The situation is deplorable; everyone needs to continue to fight the concept of NO. Great picture of the rally.

I love the video and pictures of Gus!!He is really getting big and ready pop some teeth (drool/chew). What a precious picture of Karin reading to Gus at bedtime. Awesome!!


 

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