Is Vince Cable right – are we sending too many youngsters to university?

UK“Are we trying to send too many of our young people to university, more than the country can afford? Vince Cable, the Lib Dems’ saintly Treasury spokesman, suggested so on Radio 4 this morning. Shock, horror, scandal! Can he be right? Perhaps. It’s tricky one. Trying to reach Tony Blair’s declared target of 50% of youngsters going to college is very expensive, and we won’t be able to afford it as we pay the bill for rescuing the banks, Dr Vince told the Today programme’s Evan Davis. Shock, horror etc, again! But first, the context …” (more)

[Michael White, Guardian, 6 April]

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