Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Tory tuition fees at £4,000 per year

From Oxgangs to Currie, from Ratho to Redhall parents of teenagers have been inundating me with phone calls to express their shock that the Scottish Tories want to charge up to £4,000 per year for students.  I suspect this will put off hundreds of middle-income families sending their children to university and that's certainly what some people are saying.  The cuts this will mean to Napier uni, Edinburgh Uni, QMUC and Heriot Watt is deeply, deeply concerning - not only as centres of educational excellence in Edinburgh - but also as major employers in our city.  Edinburgh deserves better than this.  A lot better than this.  Why David McLetchie supports this is hard to fathom.

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