This doesn\’t look good, not from a professor at the LSE

For the 94% of students who have not attended private schools, provision for higher education now involves costs equivalent to public school fees

Umm, public school fees are running at some £25,000 a year or so.

Current university fees are an order of magnitude lower than that. Even the new, increased, ones will top out at 25% or so.

It\’s not a good starting point for an analysis really, is it?

8 thoughts on “This doesn\’t look good, not from a professor at the LSE”

  1. … and whether you are including rent & other living costs in the university costs.

    I think £25,000 is boarding school fees rather than day school, so a like-for-like comparison needs to include university living costs.

  2. My alma mater runs around the 25K mark but there are lots that are a lot less. But private schooling is ten years (prep + public) and Uni three, so the comparison is still bollocks.

    If the Uni’s didn’t have to take in a vast melange of nose-picking media studies dingbats to pad out some witless Whitehall target, they could target bursaries at poor-but-bright students to their hearts’ content. Yet another example of how government makes things shite.

  3. He’s probably thinking of the London public day schools that are (I assume) widely used by the children of the families in his circle.

  4. David, also if the universities’ payrolls weren’t so stuffed with middle management they wouldn’t need to charge so much.

  5. Hold on, it’s a right bugger’s muddle.

    “For the 94% of students who have not attended private schools, provision for higher education now involves costs equivalent to public school fees.”
    (i) Why is he using both “private” and “public” to refer to (I assume) the same sort of schools?
    (ii) And anyway, isn’t it also true that “For the 94% of students who have attended private schools, provision for higher education now involves costs equivalent to public school fees”.

    Is he fit to hold his post?

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