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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Corporate Tool, Margaret Spellings, Is Met with Walkouts on First Day

North Carolina students will never allow the Koch Brothers to destroy their university system:
On Margaret Spellings’ first day in office, hundreds of students and faculty members opted for a less traditional style of education — by walking out of their classes. The walkout — protesting UNC-system President Margaret Spellings’ first day on the job — was organized by the UNC-Chapel Hill BOG Democracy Coalition and Faculty Forward, among other organizations. 
 Protesters took to the steps of Wilson Library, wielding signs while select protesters spoke out about Spellings and her public record. Madeleine Scanlon, a UNC senior arrested at a Board of Governors meeting earlier this year, said the main goal of the walkout was to educate students across the UNC system about Spellings and the board. 
 “People don’t know who the Board of Governors are — they don’t understand why Margaret Spellings needs to go,” Scanlon said. Other walkouts were coordinated with other UNC-system schools. According to Ignite NC, a progressive grassroots organization, more than 5,000 students protested across six campuses. The UNC-Chapel Hill walkout focused on Spellings’ role in implementing No Child Left Behind, her tenure on the board of directors at the Apollo Education Group, Inc. — the parent company of the for-profit University of Phoenix — as well as her stance on LGBT issues and recent board policies affecting historically black colleges and universities.

Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/03/as-unc-system-president-margaret-spellings-walks-in-students-walk-out

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