Add your name to the Guardian letter:
Over the past four years, education in Britain has been the subject of a failed experiment in fees and marketisation. We are witnessing a crisis of cuts, indebtedness and access to education – and widespread attacks on staff working conditions. The coalition government now wants to deepen this experiment with plans to sell off the student loan book and further slash education budgets in the pipeline. Before the general election and beyond, we intend to put free, accessible, public education back on to the political agenda, not by softening our position but by making our ideas impossible to ignore. Free education is not a fantasy – this year Germany has decided to scrap tuition fees. That is why we are supporting the call for a national student demonstration on 19 November, as part of an autumn of protests and direct action in coalition with trade unions and workers.