Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ULL students in fight to save higher education funding

The fight to save Louisiana's colleges and universities from the budget axe is spreading like wildfire. Media and technology-savvy students are taking a lead role in telling Governor Jindal and the legislature that our state's future depends on the way we fund public education.

The latest entry comes from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, where a Web site is closely following the budget controversy. An online petition is available there asking lawmakers to send voters a Constitutional amendment that will give higher education funding the same protection that elementary and secondary education already enjoys.

Please click here if you'd like to sign the petition for a Constitutional amendment.

At LSU, students have started their own Save Our Schools blog, which also has a link to the Constitutional amendment petition.

As other higher education institutions enter the fight, EdLog will post links to their efforts as well.

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