It is hard to imagine any Australian education minister giving a speech like this one by British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable. Particularly for a Liberal Democrat, he sends a remarkable number of higher education sacred cows – some of the sector, some of government – to the slaughterhouse:
Sacred cow number 1: Universties should get more public funding
no one should be under any illusion that there will be any other than deep cuts in government spending on universities.
Sacred cow number 2: Students should pay less
they almost certainly will have to pay more
Sacred cow number 3: We should encourage more people to go to university
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