In the U.S. tuitions have tended to rise 5 to 7 percent a year. There’s a big uproar in the U.K. right now over rising tuitions, which are going up by 300 percent! The present tuition cap in the U.K. is 3,000 pounds (US$4,800). It’s going up to 9,000 pounds (US$14,500). Here’s one student reaction:

“We are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers to tell politicians that enough is enough,” National Union of Students President Aaron Porter said in a statement before the demonstration.

“We will not tolerate the previous generation passing on its debts to the next, nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them,” he said.