What would the Conservatives do for education? It’s not entirely clear

UK“Exactly what would change in education under a Conservative government is still not entirely clear, especially where universities are concerned. So it is interesting to find David Willetts today beginning to develop a successor to one of Labour’s most contentious policies. Mr Willetts, the Shadow Innovation, Universities and Skills Secretary, has issued a statement headed ‘Government must do more to widen university access.’ In it, he laments the fact that poorer sections of society remain grossly under-represented in higher education, even though £2bn a year is spent on widening participation …” (more)

[John O’Leary, Times, 29 May]

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