University fees are looking inevitable

“… I think that Michael Murphy, John Hegarty, Ferdinand von Prondzynski and their counterparts in other universities must all be hoping that even if the short run position won’t change, they will be better off in the long run: in particular, if fees come back now, even if set by the government, then the universities can lobby later for the right to set them themselves. But I doubt the success of this strategy, and I fear that we (the universities, their employees, the students, and their parents) will all be worse off as a consequence.” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 16 January]

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