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Families, students organize to oppose cuts in higher education

College Students with Gov. Bredesen
College Students with Gov. Bredesen

College students are well aware of the state’s tight money situation. However, collegiate forces are mobilizing to express their dismay and concern over proposed changes which jeopardize the continued expanded access to higher education.

A protest rally has been called for Monday, February 9th, when the general assembly is scheduled to return to session at Legislative Plaza. The Tennessee Board of Regents, aka [TBR], reforms previously announced to the media are the focus of the rally.

The Funeral for Tennessee  Higher Education will kick off from 1203 9th Avenue North in Nashville for a march to the state capitol with the intent of showing your students that you support their education in the classroom and out.

funeralofhigheredMonday’s rally is being organized by ‘SaveOurSchoolsLive,’ a group of adults, family members and those associated with higher education, who feel that the continued trend of ever escalating tuition is having a negative impact on efforts to expand higher education opportunities to more of Tennessee’s citizens. The theme of the rally is  “The Funeral of Tennessee Higher Education.”  Somber attire is stressed.

A student protest rally was held previously outside the state capitol. Student leaders met with Governor Bredesen at the conclusion of their rally, where he promised to review their concerns. He said he was unaware of the declared impact suggested reforms would have on students ability to continue to afford higher education and complete their studies.

Monday’s rally is being organized by ‘SaveOurSchoolsLive,’ a group of adults, family members and those associated with higher education, who feel that the continued trend of ever escalating tuition is having a negative impact on efforts to expand higher education opportunities to more of Tennessee’s citizens. The theme of the rally is  “The Funeral of Tennessee Higher Education.”  Somber attire is stressed.

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