March 14, 2011

SDS in Madison Protest, 150,000 March

By Jacob Flom
Madison, WI - Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led a student contingent in the March 12 Madison, Wisconsin rally of 150,000. SDS chapters from Wisconsin, Illinois and Maryland marched in support of workers. Milwaukee students showed solidarity with their teachers and other campus workers, joining their buses to Madison and holding a giant banner demanding "No cuts to education!"
Governor Scott Walker's union busting and budget measures will be devastating to public education in Wisconsin as he plans to slash $1 billion in state funding from public schools. Students at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) are planning to bring the energy back from Madison on Monday, March 14, with the third walkout at UWM this semester, demanding a stop to tuition hikes, budget cuts, privatization and union busting.