May 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
The paradox is that the Government has developed a very generous package for poor students. Rising maintenance grants for students from families earning less than £ 25000 and a partial grant for less than £ 42000. No graduate will have to start repaying their loans, so far – and if – they get a job earning more than £ 21.000, compared with £ 15,000 under the current system. And no one has to find £ 9,000 up front, all student loans at such a low rate of interest that the Treasury had to take action to stop the middle-class people making a return by making loans and reinvest it.
But the ministers their work cut out explaining all this a handful of pupils in schools, where I gave talks in the past few months. Two 15-year-old at my local comprehensive decided that UNI was not like them, though, and is projected to obtain reasonable GCSEs. They were dubious when I explained that both are entitled to full support. I think the system should be flexible enough to absorb those laid now, but you can make a degree at a later date.
The greatest frustration I experienced came from a boy whose father William flew was a plumber and who is not rich, but are not entitled to maintenance grants. He said that his father was wondering why he had to send him to good schools state that requires the hard way, when “they” are now in favor of students from a bog standard comprehensive down the road. I think the coalition has missed a trick by clicking on the task of universities is not clear, access to a few, but to show the improvement of instruction for all. Because it’s the biggest prize – a degree that much more useful.
A male voice William flew is that of the C1 C2-household voters that the Conservatives needed but failed to convince the last general election. Although the coalition ministers are united in an effort to protect children from the poorest families, they are not mentioned below, the middle class. But many Tory backbenchers are acutely aware of this. They wonder aloud why the government is leaving the hard-working families with unpopular debt when it could reduce the number of students instead.
Hostility to this policy, united in an alliance is unlikely conservative right and the new use of party members with the majority Democrats Lib. This is quite different from being the separation of tax and immigration, which the Liberal Democrats accused the Tories dilute reforms. On Monday, after a furious attack from William flew Vince Cable before May 5 election, the Prime Minister should admit that its goal of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands only ambition, no coherent policy of its coalition partners.
The most radical and reforming government generations have chosen to fight on a broad front. Ministers know that they need to perform their public and party with them on the agenda, which does not bear much fruit until at least 2013.