For the Teach Out Thursday in Springfield, we have over 300 signed up to take the NEIU buses, and many more of us are driving down to meet university professionals and students from across the state.
Your Teach Out look? If you have a green UPI shirt you can wear it, but the plan is to wear an NEIU t-shirt. All of the other schools will be doing the same thing to represent their universities and colleges.
Bus people (and all), please pack a lunch. We will have snacks on the bus but you will need to bring food too.
No signs in the Rotunda, but we can make posters on the inside of manila folders to try and sneak in!
Here’s the schedule for those driving and getting on the bus:
6:30 – Bus Pre-boarding rally with speakers, Parking Lot F NEIU Campus
7:30 – Buses leave campus
10-11:00 – All arrive in Springfield (drivers, go into the State House Rotunda by 11:00 to find the Teach Out, look for NEIU shirts)
11:00-12:40 – Teach Out Class Sessions
Crisis Impact to Colleges and Universities: Quality, Faculty, Staff and Community
Importance of Higher Education from Our Partners’ Perspectives and Legislators’ Records
NO MAP Funding and Its Harm to Students
Need for New Revenue – What We Could Do!
1:15 – Rally for Illinois Higher Education, Lincoln Statue on the Capitol Grounds
3:00 Board buses back to Chicago for 7:00 arrival at NEIU