Wrong about post-92s 1

February 16, 2007

Alan Sked clearly enjoys lecturing at the London School of Economics; he spends a good chunk of his review of my book University Students Behaving Badly (February 9) telling us what a delightful place it is.

But this leads him to an ill-considered diatribe on the weaknesses of new universities and their students. He offers a simple equivalence: bright students (such as those at the LSE) exhibit good behaviour; less able students are more likely to behave badly. The lecturers I interviewed for my book were from both pre-92 and post-92 universities.

But Sked's support for the ways forward I propose is welcome. It is time to work together to resist student aggression and management oppression.

Deborah Lee.
Nottingham Trent University

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