Friday, 10 December 2010

A Day of Mourning for British Education

Here are some pictures I've taken over the last few weeks documenting my experience of the anti-cuts protests in Manchester and London.


















Tuition fees are now set to triple in 2012 in addition to teaching budgets being cut by 80-100%. Education Maintenance Allowance is also to be scrapped along with schemes Aim Higher and Connexions which encourage kids from low income backgrounds into further education.

6 comments:

  1. It's so awful! I'm so sorry. In the US, education always seems to be the first to get cut--when will people get their priorities straight?
    Good luck!
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  2. It's so awful! I'm so sorry. In the US, education always seems to be the first to get cut--when will people get their priorities straight?
    Good luck!
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  3. I have always studied in Spain and it's really cheap compared to the U.K. I would have loved to study in the UK, but at the time I already thought that studying there was incredibly expensive but now it's just getting nonsensical. Money for grants here has been cut off but fees and the such remain pretty much the same. It's a shame what they're doing over there. Keep fighting!!

    Loving the "you put the 'n' in cuts" btw!

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  4. It's a massive step backwards, and the decision is being made by people who have already benefited from free higher education.

    It also affects me on a personal level because I work for Aimhigher. Bad bad news for me, how am I supposed to pay my fees now?

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  5. wow im so sorry, but at least its lovely to see young people standing up for what they believe in <3

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  6. I came to your blog after reading the comment you left on mine. And I agree, the policing in some instances sounds disgraceful. I don't condone the vandalism and violence by some protestors, but it sounds to me (from reading testimonies and eyewitness accounts) that it in no way needed the police to retaliate by seeing everyone as a criminal. And the media (apart from a few instances) haven't been much help - with much of the blame going to the students. Sadly, the peaceful protests never seem to be remembered though.
    I admire you for taking part and standing up for what you believe in.

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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