Disquiet as sector-wide vision turns into ‘numbers control’

Disquiet as sector-wide vision turns into ‘numbers control’ | John Morgan &  Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 30 June 2011

Experts fear race to the bottom and a squeezed middle. The sector has reacted with unease on a number of fronts to this week’s White Paper on higher education. Senior figures have expressed fears that it could compromise quality through downward pressure on fees, and warned of the danger that new competition for top-achieving students could clash with universities’ widening participation aims.

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