Treating Students Fairly: The Economics of Post-School Education

The tuition fee system for England's universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, according to this report by the House of Lords economic affairs committee, which attacked a deeply unfair system of fees and loans.

The report accuses the government of using accounting tricks to conceal the real cost of higher education and to pile up huge debts for future generations and calls for immediate reforms, such as cutting interest rates on repayments and restoring grants for disadvantaged students. 

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