Protesting is not likely to bring change3 min read

Radhika Iyer, Opinions Editor

If you follow the news at all, you will know that around the world, there are protests going on almost every day.

Many people are out there spending time trying to fight different causes they think are unfair or are not the way the world should be.

In some respects, I commend anyone that has such a strong belief in something that they would dedicate their time to fighting for that belief.

On the other hand, the way most of these people are using their time to protest just seems like a waste of energy that could be better used else where.

On March 4, students across the state marched in Sacramento to protect against cuts to higher education.

Thouands of college students plagued the capitol building to bring attention to this issue.

But even with all these efforts, change is not likely to come about for a number of reasons.

In the beginning stages of a protest, there is a lot of momentum and almost everyone joins together to fight for what they believe in.

But that momentum soon fades as people realize that change is not likely to come.

For example, during the first stages of the Occupy Wall Street movement, thousands of protesters flocked through the streets of New York demanding punishment for corporate businesses.

The movement quickly spread throughout the country and to other parts of the world.

In the beginning it seemed as though change would come and that the people responsible would be punished for their actions.

But the movement died down after about six months and soon, people forgot about the movement.

In the case of March in March, the demonstration has been going on once every year for the past five years.

Even though the students are passionate about this issue and thousands show up, the momentum from the past few years has died down.

Change is also unlikely to occur due to conflicting interests between the state and the students.

In the past 30 years, the State of California has built 20 prisons but has only built one additional U.C. Campus and one community college.

The number of colleges and universities where one can obtain a higher education is disproportionate to the population of California.

This means more money has been spent housing criminals rather than educating the people.

Because of the difference in the state’s and students’ priorities, a compromise is unlikely to be reached and clashes between the two will continue and possibly even grow.

Even with the passing of Prop 30, funding is still being cut due to the large deficit.

The California Community College system is the state’s largest training provider, serving almost three million students.

California’s commitment to low-cost, accessible higher education drives inovation and allows any Californian of any socioecomonic background and upbringing to pursue their higher learning.

It is the state’s responsibility to keep it that way and to ensure that the students’ needs are met.

However, this will only happen if the state’s legislators take an initiative in promoting higher education.

Protesting is highly unlikely to have an effect on this issue.