Sunday, April 04, 2004

Learning... or earning

Academics and Vice-Chancellors in English universities are concerned that allowing more working-class students into their world of dreaming spires (or concrete and glass boxes which is more typical of the English universities) will dilute their academic worth and they are blaming the government for what they call clumsy 'social engineering'. It must, of course, be made clear that all this has nothing at all to do with their desire to attract the best brains from the public schools and the best families with the biggest wallets.