By Becca Hoekstra. Escape From City College continues with the quintessential moan of our generation: textbooks.
In the turbulent times of the 21st century, public higher education is a student in the school of hard knocks. That’s why thousands of college students drove, bussed, or even walked up to the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 5: because we’re tired of increased fees, extreme budget cuts, absurd student loan debts, and overpriced textbooks — for a start.
Students come to City College for a variety of reasons… “I’m just here until I transfer,” we say to each other and our school counselors. We constantly reassure our parents, our grandparents, even our friends of that phrase: “just to transfer”. As if we’re ashamed.