Posted by Kevin Gillan
on Nov 24, 2010 in Blog
| Comments Off on Students take aim at the ‘Never Had it So Good’ Generations
Today’s protests will be mainly read as anger at the hike in student fees resulting from the government’s massive withdrawal of funding from higher education. Very important issues, to be sure. But the issue at stake is broader, even, than the debate over whether higher education is a public good. Refusal to pay for higher education is just one part of an ongoing, broad-ranging assualt on future generations by those currently in positions of power. Lord Young’s panned comments that people had ‘never had it so good’ is revealing, not just of...