It is wrong for those at the top to take advantage of the generosity of government, students, and other, far less well-remunerated, academic staff.
Without America’s clear split between elite institutions and public service providers, vice-chancellors are caught between very different sets of expectations.
Right-wing critics of the higher education sector have not given recent reforms a chance to take effect.
More widespread availability of two-year degree courses would be a good start.
Successive governments have ducked the question of which degrees are actually public goods worth spending taxpayers’ money on.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out Jeremy Corbyn for his terrible polices and illusory promises.
Claims by universities to be financially independent are nonsense.
Brexit, housing, public sector pay, education, and industrial strategy should be the the stars by which ministers set a course for victory in 2022.
That the Opposition are willing to risk alienating key supporters even whilst preparing for an early election shows how dangerous they think this policy is.
Introducing Bright Blue’s seventy-point plan to support Theresa May in her quest to combat the “burning injustices” she outlined on the steps of Downing Street.
My pizza-fuelled focus group confirmed why our campaign was so unattractive to these voters, and how we can win them over.
And just about the worse thing we could do would be to send out the campus Tory boys and girls to bark the party’s message like an army of daleks.
Unless the Conservatives can deliver a fairer deal between the generations, a majority may be forever out of reach.
Abolishing higher education fees and writing off existing debt is not only less than fully costed in monetary terms, it’s regressive and would have negative human consequences too.
The second part of a ConHome mini-series on the future of technical education after this general election.