Some of the criticisms that have been thrown at the scheme can only be described as inaccurate, misrepresentations.
Posts Tagged: Universities and Skills
Andrew Tettenborn: Protecting free speech at universities. The Government’s proposals are a start, but don’t go far enough.
It has a wonderful opportunity to preserve this value on campus. One that may not present itself again for some time.
Rama Thirunamachandran: Modern universities and their graduates are a necessity, not a luxury, in a post-Covid Britain
These institutions play a vital role – despite what commentators, and sometimes politicians, say.
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.
A sensible national conversation about the quality of degrees needs a proper system of assessment. That won’t be simple or cheap.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Bella Wallersteiner: Let the young work, play and be free of the rule of six – while older people learn to live with the virus
It is about time we had an honest conversation about segmenting the population, with more targeted protection for the elderly and vulnerable.
Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
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.
It is now open season on the Education Secretary, as it will continue to be until he resigns, is moved – or is sacked.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Support small businesses, focus on the skills deficit, have the public sector set a stronger example, and more degree apprenticeships.
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”.
Researchers estimated that “a third and half of those reviewing a grant bid would mark it lower if it took a right-wing perspective”