University Heads have ‘Lost the Spirit’ of a University

“The proposal to look at the introduction of University tuition fees by newly appointed Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keefe continues to spark debate. Today, the President of the Labour Party, Michael D Higgins, TD, said the issue went beyond fees but was “a democratic issue”. “Anyone who has any sense of the real world knows that more and more it is required as a basic level that you have a third level education. It is anti-democratic and anti-republican to suggest that access to it would be restricted to those who could afford to pay for it.” …” (more)

[Academic Tenure In Ireland, 13 August]

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