FROM Chucho Mendoza
Students March for Education in Sacramento In the past five years, tuition has nearly doubled for higher education in California and course offerings have been cut back. Yesterday in Sacramento, thousands of student protesters swarmed the state Capitol and dozens were arrested for refusing to leave the building in the evening. Chucho Mendoza is a senior at Cal State Fresno and organizer for Communities for a New California. He blogged about marching in Sacramento in today's The Nation magazine online.
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