You can read 19 more articles this month
TORY higher education reforms are “failing on their own terms,” Labour’s Angela Rayner told the Star yesterday as a new report warned Britain was at risk of a “two-tier” university system.
The shadow education secretary said Tory promises of a better deal for students had amounted only to “record levels of debt for students and an economy so weak it cannot give graduates the jobs they need.”
The National Audit Office warned that the “market” in higher education “has a number of points of failure,” saying it would “be raising the question of mis-selling” if it was a regulated financial market.
The report found a 55 per cent drop in the number of part-time students between 2011-12 and 2015-16. And it warned that an increase in participation from disadvantaged applicants was “weighted towards lower-ranked providers, which risks creating a two-tier system.”
University and College Union general secretary Sally Hunt said: “Universities would do well to remember that students will always put teaching ahead of shiny new buildings.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.