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Tuition fees flare up

Concern over the fairness of student debt levels has cast doubt over the future of tuition fee system in England.

Andrew Adonis, who served as a policy advisor to Tony Blair during the 2004 higher education reforms, has had some choice words for university leaders. It is worth reading in full his article in The Guardian on 8 July, which has set a cat among the pigeons. Lord Adonis questions why universities have been given a licence to print money during a decade when austerity has dominated every other public service. I disagree with his prescription that the tuition fee system in England should be abolished for political reasons, but concur with his narrative on how we got here.

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