Press release – Students say: Universities Minister David Willetts must go!

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Education Activist Network

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contact Mark Bergfeld on 07545488417

 

Students say: Universities Minister David Willetts must go!

The National Union of Students has called for a national day of walk-outs on 14 March. The Education Activist Network alongside a number of Students‘ Unions is calling a demonstration from ULU to the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation (Assembly time 2pm)

Under Willetts’ new fee regime students will face a lifetime of debt. Despite calls from MPs to delay changes to the university admissions process, he has gone ahead with plans that will favour better off students at entry and force universities into ruthless competition for places with each other. Some universities will go to the wall as a result.

The government wants to drive down costs to make it easier for private companies to feed off public education – this is why staff are fighting to defend their pensions.

Willetts’ plans for higher education are modelled on Andrew Lansley’s plans for the NHS. So far, over 20 000 people have signed a ‘no confidence’ motion in Willetts.

The withdrawal of his Higher Education Bill shows that even the government lacks confidence in him.

Mark Bergfeld from the Education Activist Network says: “There are calls for Willetts to resign. His disastrous Higher Education policy is causing discomfort to an already weakened coalition. The student’s movement needs to make sure that Willetts leaves on our terms. That is why we are calling on everyone to support our demonstration on March 14”

This is an opportunity for staff and students to rally to the defence of our education. The government is vulnerable to pressure – now it’s time for all those who are opposed to the marketisation of education to call for Willetts to go.

 

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Education Activist Network

educationactivist@gmail.com

https://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com

contact Mark Bergfeld on 07545488417

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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