The budget cuts in New Jersey are already beginning to impact higher education in various ways (increased enrollment numbers and higher class sizes, etc.). For months now, at my campus, I’ve witnessed my coworkers fret and fume about the cuts, while student activists have, to be honest, been timid and hesitant in their response, at best.
Today was a statewide day of action against the budget cuts. At TCNJ, several students from Student Government and groups like the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) solicited signatures on letters from their peers; letters that they said would be used in their lobbying efforts in Trenton. Fair enough.
But it’s the students at Rutgers, led by a dynamic team of progressive activists, who are leading the way. And it ain’t rocket science….