The choice for Higher Education
November 24, 2010 4 Comments
Education is not free. It has a cost. With anyone who wants to going to University who can argue that the user (an adult) should pay something towards that?
The simple fact is the state – which actually means the taxpayer, cannot afford to fund the current system. So essentially there are two choices. You continue with mass Higher Education, with some courses that will have no value in terms of getting you a better job, and students take the hit if and when they earn £21,000 ad over by paying back their tuition, or you scale back the University sector,going back to selecting on academic merit, with the top going to top Universities (which would see lesser institutions close or back to teaching vocational courses) and the state pays.
The choice for the NUS and for students is there. Which would you prefer?