KQED News Special

Budget Protests at California Universities

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 (Peter Jon Shuler/KQED)

Protesters with Occupy Cal have called for a general strike across all colleges and universities in California today, in part to protest tuition hikes and budget cuts. In the CSU system Thursday, faculty members are striking at two campuses over teacher pay. We check in with the UC, CSU and those striking against the school systems about what can be done in the face of state budget cuts to higher education.


Nanette Asimov, higher education reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association and professor of history at California State University, Los Angeles

Claudia Keith, spokesperson for California State University

Paul Nadal, Ph.D student in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Lynn Tierney, associate vice president of communications for the University of California