The crux: It was the first violent protest against 81 billion pounds ($130 billion) of  spending cuts ordered for the next four years by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to tackle a record budget deficit. … Politicians will in the coming weeks vote on proposals to lift maximum tuition fees to 9,000 pounds ($14,500) a Read more

When I began five years of study in Germany in 1989,  I noticed sharp differences between the German higher education system (almost all schools state-run and uniform, free of charge and permissive of long years of study) and the American one (expensive, with many private schools and an emphasis on the four-year degree). Since then, Read more