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 Email about creative project due today to TA!  3/6 - read chs 1-2 of The Gangster We Are All Looking For  3/13 – Creative project due!  3/20 – Final.

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1  about creative project due today to TA!  3/6 - read chs 1-2 of The Gangster We Are All Looking For  3/13 – Creative project due!  3/20 – Final exam, 8-11am

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3  “a transformation from an institution which is publicly supported and serves a public purpose, to one that is organized to sell products to consumers”  Student = consumer and product  Education = no longer a human right but a privilege to afforded by only certain members of society

4  Because of budget cuts?  OR for profit  How? Why?  State funds = restricted; marked for instructional spending  Private funds = tuition payments = unrestricted; does not need to be used on instructional spending! ▪ Ex: consistent bonuses to upper administration while cuts to programs, faculty and staff  UC is like a corporation  UC regents pledge future increases of tuition to bolster UC credit rating  Higher credit rating means UC can borrow money to invest in projects

5 privatization & profit UC regents benefit as individuals from privatization and investments. Majority of UC regents are not democratically elected. There is only one student regent who is chosen by the board and who only serves for one year.

6 privatization & diversity $13,234 CA resident tuition vs $22, 878 non-CA resident tuition Or $28,518 CA resident predicted budget vs $51,396 non-CA resident predicted budget

7 Why are we willing to pay more for tuition? Why are your parents willing to cover the cost of your tuition? How do we even cover the cost of tuition?

8 We are not necessarily investing in our future. Average earnings of college grads has fallen 11% 50% of university students who have just graduated end up taking jobs that do not require a degree In ‘09 only 56% of grads found jobs in their degree field; 22% remain unemployed 48% of UCSD graduates will have higher than the national average of debt (more than $18,000) 41% of student debtors will default or be delinquent In ‘10, 85% of college grads moved back home

9 teach out on library walk Divide up into your discussion sections. Bring books. Ask questions. Speak up. Give a damn.


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