Oct 6, 2010 6:16 PM by Kate Mundy and Link for Literacy
The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week.
Links for Literacy is organizing a rally in the quad Thursday from 11:00am - 4:00pm. They hope to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.
Since 2008, the budget for higher education has been slashed by 45 percent. This year, universities have been asked to prepare budgets that could cut an additional 35 percent.
This letter was emailed to UL students this week by Link for Literacy:
You are being given no voice in a decision that directly affects you! This is your chance to unite with your fellow concerned students to take a stand against the increasing cuts being made on YOUR higher education.
We need to unite to stop the financial bleeding & let our elected officials know that we are not going to just sit back as they destroy the future of our state!
If we don't do something soon, these major cuts could lead us into an educational holocaust!
This rally is your chance to have your voice be heard! Make posters, flyers, signs! TELL EVERYONE!
SHOW UP AND SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION!!!! PROTEST BUDGET CUTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION!!!