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Confidential occupations document – april 2009

December 27, 2010

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confidential occupations document – april 2009 The following leaked document had disappeared from the public domain due to the website which it was previously hosted on going down. It is a briefing for heads of university administrations on dealing with student occupations. It may assist activists in gaining some idea of the perspective of senior […]

USA: Is the College Debt Bubble Ready to Explode?

December 11, 2010

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Over the last decade, private lenders, abetted by college financial aid offices, eagerly handed young people hundreds of thousands of dollars to earn bachelor’s degrees. As a result of easy credit, declining grants and soaring tuitions, more than two-thirds of students graduated with debt in 2008 — up from 45 percent in 1993. The average debt […]

University Struggles

November 30, 2010

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University Struggles at the End of the Edu-Deal By George Caffentzis As students around the world start to take action against national governments’ university spending cuts, George Caffentzis sees a plane of struggle developing; one which acts against the crooked deal of high cost education exchanged for life-long precarity. We should not ask for the […]

Resistance

November 28, 2010

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A small selection of links: If the State is trying to teach the kids a lesson, what they learn may be something else Thatcher’s children can lead the class of 68 back into action | Polly Toynbee Video: Student protests in London: A street-level view of the day Why we’re occupying Campaign for the Public […]

What is to be done… after the storming of Millbank?

November 28, 2010

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The response to the Browne Report on university funding and student finance, and its subsequent interpretation by the Coalition government, has taken several forms amongst UK academics. Read more at LGS

The student revolt, the cuts and the democratic deficit | Counterfire

November 24, 2010

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The huge student protest on 10 November and the anger generated by the betrayal of election promises by the Liberal Democrats marks a new phase in British politics argues Neil Faulkner.

Academic Free Fall

November 15, 2010

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Academic Free Fall By Neil Smith on August 21, 2010 1 Comment When I left Britain in the 1970s to pursue a doctorate in the US, it was an item of faith that US universities were far more corporatized than their UK counterparts, in the social sciences as well as the natural sciences.  To be sure the […]