I am posting this at the request of one of Chicago State's Students:
NEIU, NU, NIU, UIC, and Governors State all provide Day Care for the children of their students. CSU does not, despite the fact 49% of CSU students are women with children. This failure by the corrupt Watson administration has undoubtedly contributed to the disastrous drop in enrollment that threatens the very future of Chicago State University.
The money to provide Day Care, despite the claims to the contrary by the administration, is certainly available. Consider:
1. The $2.5 million judgment against Wayne Watson and the CSU Board of Trustees could have been used to provide Day Care for 87 kids for seven years.
2. The money paid in salaries to the three liars, Sidney, Henderson, and Austin, is equal to the amount NEIU spends to provide Day Care for 87 kids.
3. Just the INCREASE in the budget for the department of enrollment management since 2010 is enough to provide Day Care for a stupefying 407 kids indefinitely.
Two student organizations, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Students for Justice (S4J), are organizing a student protest to demand the administration reallocate money in order to provide Day Care for the children of CSU students by no later than the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. This protest is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1230 pm in the quad between the student union and Cook Admin buildings.
We students ask not for faculty to fight our fight for us. We ask only for your support as we fight for what is right, for what we have paid for and need, for what everyone else already has, and for what will help sustain our school.