Protests New Generation in the Streets

Students around the globe are once again marching in anger

The times are tough now

Just getting tougher

This old world is rough

It's just getting rougher

-- Bruce Springsteen, Cover Me

The pouring rain did not deter several thousand Spanish students from taking to the streets of Madrid last week. Their purpose: to protest attempts by the Socialist government to tighten university admissions and academic standards. The march, one of the latest in a series of nationwide demonstrations, resulted from a deepening concern among students that the door may be closing on the accessibility of a university degree, the traditional path to a good job and financial security. "People study...