the end of education as a public good, watch it happen.

Tuition fees gain allure in cash-hit European campuses. Education: In a special report we find university administrators warming to charging students as governments cut grants. [Guardian Unlimited]

Back at Humboldt University, meanwhile, where the ghost of Karl Marx still hovers, students yesterday pondered what had happened to his legacy. “It's good for society for people to be educated,” Thomas Sieron, a 27-year-old historian, said: “Soon though education will just be for the rich.”

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