Monthly Archives: June 2011

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Resisting the white paper for higher education

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science

David Willetts’s white paper on higher education, to be published today, is being trailed in the newspapers. The response from what we call ‘universities’ – which actually simply means their decision-taking heads, the vice chancellors, over whom academics at universities outside Oxford and Cambridge can exercise precisely zero democratic influence – will almost certainly be sycophantic and ideologically collusive. So what will be in the white paper? As a taster, the Guardian reports that Continue reading