March 4th Day of Action

Today was a massive day of action to oppose budget cuts, tuition hikes, layoffs and furloughs in all level of public education. has been live blogging the whole day with readers sending in reports from across the country. Here’s the most recent from San Francisco:

About 3,000 students, teachers and parents from all levels of education marched down Mission Street, headed toward a giant rally at San Francisco’s Civic Center, reports David Russitano, a math teacher and member of United Educators of San Francisco.

The crowd is a cross-section of all races and genders. The feeling is festive, with costumes, homemade signs and plenty of noise-makers. It feels like the start of a massive movement.

And the crowd is still continuing to grow as schools get out!

Protesters from all parts of the Bay Area are converging on the Civic Center rally in San Francisco–expectations are high for a huge turnout.

From Socialist Worker

Here’s a link to the rest of the live blog. This makes me so happy. There’s some awesome stuff happening right now!

Update: That 3,000 mentioned above became 20,000 within two hours! Democracy Now reported that, nationwide, the action numbered around 100,000!

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