U-Minnesota rally part of national action day

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Here’s MPR reporting intern Anissa Stocks’ update on the “Chop from the Top” rally yesterday at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Mall.

About 100 people gathered to urge university officials to “fund education, not administration.”

The rally coincided with similar events across the country as part of National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, which raised concerns about issues such as increased tuition, job cuts and unbalanced wages.

Stocks writes:

Mia Overly, president of the university’s chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, said education is now becoming a privilege rather than a right.

“It’s being threatened by tuition hikes, overpaid administrators and undervalued [faculty and staff],” she said.

For details, read Stocks’ full report here.