I was gathering a bunch of links on the UK higher ed protests, but I’m glad to outsource it to Stuart. See here.
In the U.S., we’ve had “50 Hoovers,” as Paul Krugman, the NY Times columnist, has long pointed out. That means not one government but 50 different states doing their best to cut state universities and increase enrollment at private, for-profits like the U. of Phoenix. Thus, the ability to fight these dramatic changes, across the U.S., are harder to take on.