Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another Cambridge News Letter...

Watch the News for this letter... it is time for our MP to come up with counter-proposals rather than slogans.

Belvoir Road

15th. October 2010

Dear Sir,

Julian Huppert, who begins to sound like a perpetual student, promises to fight any rise in tuition fees.

I think that there are three advantages to the proposed changes.

Firstly, the cost of university education will be borne by those who will benefit from the education in their careers. It seems unfair that students in Cambridge should be subsidised by taxes levied on cooks, waiters and shop assistants.

Secondly, increased fees will free the University and colleges from Government funding and Government interference. They will have the right and ability to control their own futures.

Thirdly, the increase in fees will concentrate minds. When people think, they will realise that a three year residential degree is not required for many subjects. I expect to see shorter degrees, students living at home and part time courses. You don't have to drive a Rolls Royce if a Ford will get you there.

Yours sincerely,

James Strachan

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