Economic Justice

Students’ Video Opposing State Budget Cuts to Education

PA Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed state budget included a 50% cut to education funding.  His administration keeps lamenting the huge gap between government spending and revenue without acknowledging that the problem is his unwillingness to generate any revenue, especially from gas companies and corporations.  Now many state schools are faced with having to cut programs and jobs, raise tuition, and close regional campuses.  Locally, at Pitt, the appropriation that the university used to provide in-state tuition is being cut.  PA students’ access to more affordable quality education is in jeopardy.  The Pittsburgh Student Government Board made this video to help document the effect of the cuts for local students.

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