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Cambridge University's Alison Richard condemns push for state pupils - Times Online

In Cambridge today she will condemn attempts to force elite universities to recruit more pupils from state schools and disadvantaged backgrounds.

In a robust attack on government “meddling”, Alison Richard, the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, will say that universities are not “engines for promoting social justice”.

Poor love, she obviously hasn't grasped the essential reason behind the State's funding of education across schools and universities. The State is the piper and is paying for the institutions to turn out what the State wants, obedient productive citizens in regulated proportions of class and colour. Any individual's benefit or education, as opposed to training, is purely a fortuitous byproduct. Her speech continues, and shows her appalling naiveté, she wants more State funding - and still she hopes for less interference...

University funding ‘must be increased or brightest minds will go elsewhere’ - Times Online

In a speech in Cambridge, Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, says that higher education in the UK is hopelessly underfunded and that the Government should not use the excuse of the economic downturn to keep a lid on funding.

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"In a speech in Cambridge, Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, says that higher education in the UK is hopelessly underfunded and that the Government should not use the excuse of the economic downturn to keep a lid on funding."

By "UK" does she mean England? She doesn't seem to have grasped the fact that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own national bodies to regulate such things, and higher funding too - via the Barnett Formula.

She's obviously pretty uneducated when it comes to modern day constitutional facts.

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