Student Mob at Legislature Screams for Mo’ Money on Tax Day

‘We deserve to be angry’: College students rally against funding cuts at the Capitol

BY Elizabeth Crisp| ecrisp@theadvocate.com

About 150 Louisiana college students gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday to protest what could be catastrophic cuts to state higher education funding in the coming year.

“We’re sending a message today that we’re taking notice of this,” said Jesse Elliott, a student at LSU-Alexandria.

The state Legislature started its 2015 session this week, and lawmakers are working to craft a spending plan for the budget that begins July 1. But with Louisiana facing a $1.6 billion shortfall, spending for colleges and universities could end up on the chopping block.

Students representing all four college systems gathered on the Capitol steps waving signs that read “No Funds, No Future,” “No cuts,” and the more colorful “Katrina didn’t close UNO but the cuts can” and “Don’t (expletive) with my education.” Some wore medical scrubs, many wore their school colors.

David Teagle, president of the University of New Orleans Student Government, said he’s angry over the threat of cuts.

“We deserve to be angry,” he said.

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7 Responses to “Student Mob at Legislature Screams for Mo’ Money on Tax Day”

  1. Tom Aswell Says:

    Student mob? How do you know it was a mob? Were you there? Do you have something against the Bill of Rights, i.e. the First Amendment which guarantees the right of peaceable assembly?

  2. Eyesonyou Says:

    Tom As-well who? Smells of a left winger.

    • Oldman Says:

      Tom,nobody is against the bill of rights,we are against a glut of non performing higher education colleges. we also have a right to free speech wether you like it or not,I don’t care.By the way you do sound like left wing teacher or professor ,or you? Angry,get over it,and work to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
      Have a good day,
      Oldman

  3. Dan Burson Says:

    You people are still cowards who cant man up to anything.

    Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:34:32 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

    • Oldman Says:

      Dan please either put up or shut up.You say the same thing over and over.Proof or it didn’t happen.

  4. Dan Burson Says:

    When you can man up oldman just call for the truth lol.

    Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:34:32 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  5. Dan Burson Says:

    SEE–NONE OF YOU EVEN HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO EVEN CALL TO KNOW THE TRUTH. THANK YOU FOR PROVING MY POINT LOL.

    Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:34:32 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

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