Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Browne Review attacks higher education!

Socialist Students and Youth Fight for Jobs condemned the plans under discussion to raise or possibly abolish the cap on university fees, saying it will rule out higher education for a generation already deprived of opportunities to work or learn through apprenticeships. Youth Fight for Jobs is a national organisation with the support of six trade unions.

Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser, said "If implemented, this spells the end of access to university as we know it for future generations of young people. This will not lead to an improvement in education; ministers argue fees will be over £7,000 just to compensate for the cuts coming in the Comprehensive Spending Review next week, on top of those already implemented. There will be a huge anger from young people against this, and the demonstration on 10 November should only be the start." Click here to read on...