Budget 2009: How the education world is reacting

UK“Les Ebdon, vice-chancellor of Bedfordshire University and chair of Million+: ‘The government’s long-term strategy of promoting aspirations is about to unravel because the chancellor has not provided funding for the thousands of additional students who are applying to university to improve their life chances post-recession. This contrasts sharply with the US, where President Obama’s fiscal stimulus package includes higher education. It is disappointing that the government thinks introducing contestability into university funding is an efficient way of achieving the cuts that are being imposed …’” (more)

[Guardian, 22 April]

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