Endorsing the October 7, 2010 National Day of Action in
Defense of Public Education


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) endorse the spirit of the National and California Day of Action in Defense of Public Education scheduled for October 7, which has been endorsed by a broad variety of faculty, student, and community groups, including the American Association of University Professors; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU urge CSU faculty to help organize and participate in legal and nonviolent actions on that day to protest ongoing attacks on public education and specifically to urge greater public support for the California State University.

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, and campus senate Chairs

RATIONALE: Last March California students, faculty, and community members from kindergarten through graduate school sparked a national movement in defense of public education, with a wide variety of effective demonstrations and rallies.  A call has been issued for another day of action on October 7, 2010 and this call has been endorsed by a variety of California and national student, faculty, labor, and community groups, including the AAUP.    For information on the national movement go to http://www.defendeducation.org.  For information on activities in California go to http://defendcapubliceducation.wordpress.com

Approved Unanimously - September 15-16, 2010

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