Monday, March 21, 2016

Students picket community college following layoffs - Rachael Krause, WPSD

“Cut your salary, not our staff.” That’s what students and faculty chanted Friday in front of John A Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois. Last week, the school’s board of trustees voted to lay off 55 people to save money during the Illinois budget impasse. But students say the cuts are hurting more than just educators. Music rallied protesters at John A Logan College. Students like Erica Reeves have been out all week fighting the school’s recent layoffs. She says they’re slashing jobs and services the college needs. "I have another daughter who is hearing impaired, and they're cutting all of our interpreters at the school. So, they're setting her up to fail," said Reeves. http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/31450766/students-picket-community-college-following-layoffs

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