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Analysing Education in Britain. Student fees, Acadamies and Differences in Attainment Levels.
- Essay length: 3421 words
- Submitted: 18/04/2012
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Sociology - Education
Recently there have been big reforms and changes to education. Since the labour party have come out of power and the new coalition party have gained power; consisting of the conservative party and the liberal democrats on May 11 2010. There have been some big reforms put forwards and existing plans stopped or changed. The country was left in greater deficit than France, Germany, and Japan and greater than Greece, Italy and Portugal. They also left one in five young people out of work (Isaby, 2010). This means that the country is going through some big cut backs and changes especially to education.
One of the main proposals that have happened this year is the plan to raise student university fees. The coalition's idea is to raise the university fee cap up to £9,000 from £3,225 per academic year; this is an extremely big jump up in fees. There have been strong protests all over the country especially London. Many people believe they are taking away the right to higher education by out-pricing the poor. They fear many people from poor backgrounds will be discouraged from going with the huge debt they may be
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