Storms and Communities and Politics
Yesterday, I was in Dayton, Ohio, meeting with several leaders of the Ohio Student Association (OSA). The Ohio Conference (OCAAUP) and our chapter at Wright State University have been supporting the group very enthusiastically. The OSA formed during the We Are Ohio campaign to repeal Senate Bill 5 as a mechanism for reaching voters 18-30. It has become a progressive advocacy group not only focusing on issues of particular interest to young voters, such as reducing student debt and maintaining adequate funding for public education at all levels, but also in demonstrating the linkages between those issues and others–such as the exploitation of adjunct faculty; attacks on academic freedom, tenure, and shared governance; administrative bloat; and the imposition of “right to work” to reduce the impact of organized labor.
The leaders of the OSA are all almost as young as the student activists whom they are recruiting and training, but…
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