Friday, January 19th, at the Virginia State Capitol (1000 Bank Street, Richmond VA) the Virginia Student Power Network is holding a their own hearings on the student debt crisis, culminating in a rally at the General Assembly. Housing and rides will be provided for out of town participants. From the event description:
"Virginia higher education is under attack. The state government has been chopping funding for years, balancing its budget on the backs of students and working-class families.
Tuition at Virginia public universities has skyrocketed 41% in the past five years. Our universities rank 49th in the nation for socioeconomic diversity.
60% of us are going into student debt, trapped for DECADES after graduating.
Our education is unaffordable, corporatized, and undemocratic.
Virginia has the money, if it chooses to stop subsidizing corporations and invest in its next generation.
The good news is that students from around the state are rising up!”
For more information and to register, see the link.