Your school is suffering from huge cost increases and your students are having trouble getting the classes they need. Do you: c) pay a renowned nitwit over $100,000 to squalk divisive talking points on the university dime.
Students, professors, political scientists, a state senator and other cranially-endowed critics want California State University to reveal how much they're paying Sarah Palin to spout nonsense psuedo-folksy propaganda, which they suspect might be more than $100,000.
The CSU speech will celebrate the university’s 50th year. CSU officials have publicly stated they cannot release the celebrity dumbass’s compensation due to a confidentiality term in her contract. But Sen. Leland Yee (D) of San Francisco , who chairs of the committee on public records and open meeting laws, says the public – including students – have a legal right to the information.Why does Sarah Palin hate our children?
Whatever the objections, many say they are exacerbated by tough economic times. A national day of action saw student rallies that began in California spread nationwide in protest of cuts in education. There were campus strikes and sit-ins.
“Our students are being slammed by enormous fee hikes while cuts mean they can’t get the classes they need,” says Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association. “This resistance to transparency is another slap in the face. CSU executives need to show more respect for the people they supposedly serve.”