Friday, November 12, 2010

'This is just the beginning'

Those were the words The Guardian reported hearing from someone at the student fees protest in London the other day:
Ministers and protesters acknowledged that the demonstration – by far the largest and most dramatic yet in response to the government's austerity measures – was 'just the beginning' of public anger over cuts. Police, meanwhile, were criticised for failing to anticipate the scale of the disorder.
Why not put the college curriculum on YouTube and then shutdown the universities? This would make it possible for anyone to get an education at practically no cost. Obviously, it would put a lot of faculty and staff out of work, but they could be retrained as corporate cubicle dwellers from one of the YouTube-based curricula outside of the humanities.

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