Hmmm….British Universities

British universities seem to be in trouble these days. According to the BBC (as of a few days ago) government funding for teaching is being slashed by 40%! FORTY PERCENT!!!! Not to mention the fact that funding for the sciences won’t be touched, so the total 40% will come from……the humanities and social sciences! Typical.

A few days ago there were large (mostly peaceful) protests in London because the new coalition government has also raised the cap on tuition fees so that universities can now charge students up to THREE TIMES AS MUCH as they currently do. Considering tuition used to be free in England not that long a go, people are pretty mad.

Go read these articles on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11726822

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11728003

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11732787

And solidarity with fellow students in the United Kingdom who are standing up for affordable education!

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