Universities policy: education education education

UK“Mostly unnoticed in last Friday’s post-election fall out, at about lunch time the department for innovation, universities and skills disappeared. There is now no minister for education or universities in the government. This is a curious state of affairs for a party that first won power with education at the top of its list of priorities; and although the record is certainly not all bad, it cannot have been dropped from every Whitehall nameplate because the job was done. Certainly the old DIUS was an awkward mix of responsibilities …” (more)

[Editorial, Guardian, 10 June]

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