Confusion on college funding

Ireland“The commitment to retain ‘free fees’ in the third level education sector is one of the most eye-catching elements of the renewed programme for government; it is also the aspect which the Green Party has been most anxious to trumpet. The decision plays well with the party’s mostly middle-class core constituency which was concerned about the prospect of expensive tuition fees next September. But is it a good deal for the wider higher education sector and is the issue truly resolved? …” (more)

[Editorial, Irish Times, 13 October]

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