Education: Budget Cuts: The New Campus Issue

"Listen to me, Mr. Legislature


I know you're no fool. If you go and cut the budget to

ribbons, We'll all have to drop out of school."

So went the chant as University of Massachusetts students demonstrated last week outside the statehouse to protest against projected budget cuts and higher costs. Their sentiment was echoed on several other campuses—including Brandeis, where dissidents occupied the sociology building. Following closely the picketing and the takeover of the administration building at Brown University (TIME, May 5), the protests seemed to establish budget cuts as the major campus...

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