Class divisions 2

August 24, 2007

Dr Chav makes a poignant statement about social class- based stratification in higher education. The reality is that when the tuition fees cap is released in 2010, we will face a starker two-tier system where class-based discrimination will percolate through the sector. Older and richer universities will not only cream off the high-achieving middle-class students who can pay £10,000, they will also recruit exclusively middle-class staff who inevitably will have studied at those privileged universities.

Alpesh Maisuria
Senior lecturer in education studies
Wolverhampton University

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