Before pumping more funding into the public sector, we must restore the habit of making sure we have the money in the bank before we start spending it.
Posts Tagged: Higher education
A sensible national conversation about the quality of degrees needs a proper system of assessment. That won’t be simple or cheap.
Nick Hillman: Three options for higher education. Less support for students, fewer of them – or else they pay more
If if the higher education sector must take some further pain in the spending review, then the last option is the least bad.
Doug Stokes: We need urgent action to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds get into university
White British boys face steep challenges to access – but some institutions seem too focused on ‘white privilege’ to notice.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
His speech contained many sensible initiatives – but ministers should not be led astray by illusory shortcuts.
Ben Everitt: Why the plan for a technical university in Milton Keynes offers new opportunities for higher education – and business
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
Edward Peck: The Government is right to set its sights on technical education. But it needs serious investment too.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
Daniel Hannan: Politicians can’t win. When they don’t give us what we want, we protest. And when they then do, we carry on.
These are the same elected representatives the whom we insisted should “step back and trust the professionals”.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
Emily Carver: The Higher Education dream has been shattered. Could Covid provide the catalyst for change?
Tony Blair’s plan to get 50 per cent of young people to go to university was a disastrous one. Thankfully, decision-makers know things need to change.
Eric Kaufmann: A chilling effect is taking place at British universities. An Academic Freedom Bill can change that.
There is a mistaken view that threats to freedom stem from the state, but peer pressure can equally result in “despotism of custom”.
Alexander Woolf: My economic views are mainstream – but have been almost impossible to air at Britain’s universities
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
Linden Kemkaran: How our pop-up Summer Academy is providing what most schools didn’t during lockdown
We’re aiming to go over work that our children would have been doing, had they been at school – and get them ready for September.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?