How does this compare to what's happening in U.S. public universities?
What do you need to know about the fee rises and cuts to higher education funding, and what do they mean for tomorrow's students?
Sunday, 14 November 2010
With all the anger and opposition generated by this week's student demonstrations, are fee rises for students still inevitable?
If you were a betting man, I would advise you to put money on it. The Commons arithmetic means all the coalition government needs to get its package through is for Conservative MPs and Liberal Democrat ministers to vote in favour of them. Even if all the Lib Dem backbenchers stuck to their election manifesto pledge to oppose all fee rises they would not defeat the proposals. Of course, there is the small matter of the outrage the plans have provoked among students but so far there are no signs of any wavering in government circles...link to complete article