“Free market in tuition fees can only increase inequality” – Green Party leader

12 October 2010

Responding to Lord Browne’s report on university funding, Britain’s first Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said:

“The Browne review is simply a bid to shift the cost of education away from the state and onto the student.

"It will mean our public degrees will be among the most costly in the world. Many people will be priced out of going to university. A free market in tuition fees can only increase inequality.”

The Greens said the Browne review’s findings were “not appropriate for a country that values social mobility and inclusiveness.”


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