Who has the most expensive higher education system for students?

Tony Bates, CC BY-NC-SA, May 19, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Tony Bates minces no words when talking about the negative impact of tuition fees and the model for learning being adopted in the UK. "The Conservatives seem to have a completely wrong concept of education, based on set curricula, repeated testing of content, highly selective ‘weeding out’ of students who do not fit this paradigm, and governance by unelected trusts or corporations, a model of education that is clearly influenced by the British public boarding school system from which most of the Conservative government ministers have graduated. The current English education system is in a time warp that seems to belong more to the 1920s than the 2020s." What do you do when your government lives in the previous century? 

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