|Senior faculty members discuss their salary |
with a Human Resources manager
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BBC News website - 'Last month, MPs voted to raise tuition fees in England to up to £9,000 a year. Ministers say increasing tuition fees is essential to secure the future of the universities.'
One elephant in the room at first glance - gigantic pay packets and whopping great pay rises for university chiefs.
Guardian, last April - 'A dozen university
vice-chancellors earned more than
£300,000 last year, it was revealed today
in a study by accountants that shows big
rises in the pay of senior academics.
University leaders were awarded
a 10.6% increase last year, raising their
average annual pay and benefits
package to £219,156.'
Now children, sit still. Stop tormenting Katie, Johnathon. Put that down Martin. Can we think of a reason why education would be the prerogative of the rich? Anybody? Yes, that's right, Melissa - to deny working class people access to management positions. And why would that be? Anybody? Yes Katie, well done - because they're not as idealogically reliable. Well done.
‘We want one class to have a
liberal education. We want
another class, a very much
larger class of necessity,
to forego the privilege of
liberal education and fit
themselves to perform
President Woodrow Wilson,