Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Adult education

The annual Government letter on the funding settlement to the Higher Education Funding Council for England was released yesterday. It contains an extraordinary statement in paragraph six.

It is a condition of grant that the Council implements the government's policy on such students who are taking "equivalent of lower qualifications".

In other words, you must implement "the most widely-condemned government education policy of the last 10 years" (Sally Hunt) or we won't fund Higher Education at all. I don't know whether this is aggressive, peevish or childish. It is certainly an odd reaction and a pre-emption of the Select Committee report.

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