National Demonstration for Free Education

“National demonstration February 25th 2009. This academic year could see the lifting of the £3,000 cap on tuition fees in higher education. Meanwhile, student debt and poverty are already spiralling, students face soaring costs of living, and the market dominates our education system from school to college to university … That is why we, students’ union officers and student activists, are organising a national demonstration, around the following demands:

* No raising of the cap on top-up fees; halt and reverse the growth in international students’ fees; abolish all fees in HE and FE – free education for all;

* A living grant for every student over 16 – at least £150 a week; and a living wage for nursing and other students who have to work as part of their course;

* Stop and reverse marketisation in our schools, colleges and universities – tax the rich and corporations to fund education …” (more)

[Rikowski’s Weblog, 31 January]

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