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Inflation Rate of Tuition

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Next OccupyPSU planning meeting is Monday, Nov. 7th at 2pm

See the calendar for details. At the last meeting, the coalition decided to adopt an association with the name OccupyPSU. While a physical occupation of Portland State University is not explicitly part of our plans at this time, we feel … Continue reading

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Walkout planned for Nov. 16th in solidarity with Occupy movement

Mark your calendars! Wednesday, November 16th, 12pm. More details to come. In the meantime, consider helping out with organizing this event and any future actions it may inspire: come to Terry Shrunk Plaza next Monday, October 31st at 2pm for … Continue reading

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Occupy Colleges

The Nation published this article about student actions in solidarity with the Occupy movement. More to come!

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Oregon Lottery Pays Big, Corporate Tax Not So Much

Check out the article here. It was published back in spring, but is still very relevant.  For the 2011-2013 biennium, the Oregon Lottery is projected to pay $1.1 billion to the state, while corporations will only pay $900 million in … Continue reading

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$1 Trillion In Loans? How Student Debt Is Killing the Economy and Punishing an Entire Generation

By Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet Posted on September 21, 2011 (Alternet) “If you want to take a relation of violent extortion, sheer power, and turn it into something moral, and most of all, make it seem like the victims are to … Continue reading

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PCDE is showing “Default” for New Student Week

The Portland Coalition to Defend Education will be hosting a showing of “Default: The Student Loan Documentary” for Portland State’s New Student Week.  The documentary will be shown on Wednesday, September 21st at 5pm in Room 236 of Smith Memorial … Continue reading

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Chomsky: Public Education Under Massive Corporate Assault — What’s Next?

Converting schools and universities into facilities that produce commodities for the job market, privatizing them, slashing their budgets — do we really want this future? August 5, 2011 | The following is a partial transcript of a recent speech delivered … Continue reading

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Annnnnd…. we’re back!

After a long while of no activity on this site, PCDE is readopting our online presence. Check back soon for more updates!

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Ending the Assault on Public Education

Ending the Assault on Public Education In solidarity with a nation wide movement, students at Portland State University and residents of the state of Oregon find it imperative to raise awareness with the general public about the current trends relating … Continue reading

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