How should higher education be overhauled?
It would see students repaying the cost of their tuition through taxation once they begin working, with higher earners paying more. At present, the government lends students money to cover the cost of fees, with graduates beginning to pay back the loan once they are earning more than £15,000 a year.
In his first key speech on universities, Mr Cable set out a series of potentially sweeping changes, including the introduction of more market forces into the higher education sector and more flexible, shorter degree courses.
Should students repay their tuition through taxation? Is this fair? And what do you think of the introduction of two-year degrees? How would you cut the costs of higher education?
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