Monday, 21 September 2009

More bad news for students


The Confederation of British Industry announced today that the problems caused by greedy bankers should be passed down the line to students. They advised that the government could save £1.4 billion by screwing students. They want tuition fees raised, grants limited, and student loan repayments brought in line with mainstream interest rates. They suggest that tuition fees should be £5,000+
These increases could help to stave of the proposed cutbacks in higher education, but are they fair?
In my opinion, for what it is worth, in a civilized society top quality education and health care should be free for everybody.
Politicians should go back to the drawing board and have a hard look at the real reasons why the world is in a mess.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8263672.stm
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLNE58K00I20090921

2 comments:

Demented Demon. said...

Outrageous, our tutition fees are high as it is and if they cannot think of a better plan then why on earth are they a Confederation?

The Plashing Vole said...

CBI is just a bunch of rich tory bastards. They opposed the minimum wage, environmental laws, proper regulation… basically, they're the bad guys, and they're well up for higher fees because they're hugely rich.