OAKLAND (KCBS)— California educators have joined a national effort aimed at reducing student loan debt and making college more affordable for families.
The “Degrees Not Debt” campaign kicked-off this week at Oakland’s La Escuelita Elementary School. The national campaign was launched in May by the National Education Association.READ MORE: Suspect Killed In Unincorporated Hayward Deputy-Involved Shooting
NEA President-elect Lily Eskelsen-Garcia said it’s about working with all 50 state legislatures to increase support for colleges and universities.
“There’s something wrong with our priorities that we have diminished our support,” she said.
Helping to launch California’s campaign was state schools chief Tom Torlakson.READ MORE: UPDATE: Police Shootings Protest In Oakland Turns Violent; Windows Broken, Fires Ignited; Businesses Vandalized