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7:50pm on Thursday, 11th November, 2010:
Ah, students rioting in London. None of mine were there, of course, as they had to hand in an assignment today, which means they were all just starting to work on it yesterday. They're still in line for a fee increase to "up to £9,000 a year" next year, though.
Needless to say, the government could stop all this rioting if they wanted simply by treating the students like students. "OK, we're now increasing the cap to £10,000 a year, and if you riot again it will go up to £11,000 a year, and we'll keep raising it by £1,000 every time you riot until you stop.". OK, so that's treating them like 5-year-old-students, but still...
The root problem to funding higher education is not that today's fees are too low but that today's students are too numerous, but that's a topic for another day...
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