Hot on the heels of a massive protest of USF staff, students and high school youth, on April 11th, the university has agreed to remain a fiscal sponsor of the 45 year old program. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the good news on Tuesday. It doesn’t come without its caveats, however. Read the article to see what I mean, and know that the Chronicle isn’t reporting everything.
Needless to say, this is great news. Congratulations and a big warm thank you for everyone that wrote letters and/or participated in the protest. This is a powerful lesson for the 200 hundred high school students of the Upward Bound program. There are benefits to organized, peaceful, and passionate protest.