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Alternative White Paper "In Defence of Higher Education" watch

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    A while back, I read a paper on the Guardian site in response to the plans to raise tuition fees. The paper is an alternative whitepaper titled "In Defence of Higher Education". It has recieved a lot of support, especially by unions (such as the NUS and others). While I understand that students should pay for some of their education as they are the ones who directly benefit and use the services, I do think that it should be kept as a publc service because the skills and education that graduates leave with will help everyone (as doctors will treat people, architects will design and construct bridges and buildings that others will use; etc.). So, I was curious if anyone else has read "In Defence of Higher Education"? And what are your thoughts? It seems to have had more support for raising tuition fees, which has been riddled with problems and is collapsing day by day.

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