Dire Warnings About British Universities

January 13, 2010

Proposed cuts to the budgets of British universities are bringing predictions of dire consequences from faculty unions and from administrators, The Guardian reported. The main faculty union is projecting that the budget cuts could create some of the largest average class sizes in the world and that thousands of academics will need to be on public assistance. Organizations of university administrators are issuing statements suggesting that Britain will lose "jewels in the country's crown" and that some universities could be forced to close.

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