Having previously kept quiet about the sharp rise in student fees in England, I finally cracked and wrote this post over at the Sociological Imagination. In short: I think the student march was the right protest for the wrong reasons:
- ‘the right protest’ because I think raised fees will be disastrous;
- but ‘the wrong reasons’ because I don’t think some of the protestors’ claims about the (direct) impact on inequality are true.
(Evidence-based violent disagreement is as welcome as ever, either below or on the original post).
Also, take a look at the rest of the material on The Sociological Imagination – it’s probably the best UK Sociology blog that I know, and aside from thought-provoking posts they also link to a range of interesting stuff on other sites.