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One frightening thing (among many)

February 8, 2010

about the situation in the UK: many of the draconian policies being considered and even implemented are probably giving ideas to people closer to home.

As if they needed any help.

To clarify your own ideas, see “Thousands to lose jobs as universities prepare to cope with cuts,” Jessica Shepherd and Owen Bowcott, (Feb. 7/10). It’s quite a story, about diminished access, erosion of academic positions, shrinking Arts programmes, training trumping education, closure of programmes and even campuses, increased class sizes, increased use of casual labour, and increased dependence on the silver bullet of international students.

The professoriate and students are not, LIIT readers will be relieved to hear, rolling over.


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