Friday 8 December 2017 / 9:22 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Damning report finds Conservatives’ higher education reforms are failing on their own terms – Rayner

Angela
Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education,
commenting on
the National Audit Office report on the higher education market, said: 

“This
damning report finds that the Conservatives’ higher education reforms are
failing even on their own terms.

“After
promising that increasing competition would lead to fair prices and improved
quality for students, all they have delivered is record levels of student debt
and an economy so weak it cannot give graduates the jobs they need.

“The
failures of their reforms, and the fact that the vast majority of students do
not feel their university education represents good value for money, should
give the Government cause to rethink their approach.

“The
next Labour government will ensure a fair deal for students, scrapping tuition
fees and bringing back maintenance grants as we build a National Education
Service for the many, and not the few.”