|Tution fees and higher education spending cuts
Wales Green Party (WGP) Notes (the bad news):
1. That 50,000 students marched in London on 10 November opposing tuition fee rises and higher education cuts
2. The Browne Review called for tuition fees to be uncapped and all public funding contribution towards courses to be ended
3. The Government has announced plans for tuition fees of up to £9000 with almost all public funding to end.
4. A report from the Higher Education Policy Institute found that the Government’s proposals would not save any money and would result 80% of graduates paying more than under the current system.
WGP Believes (the sensible news):
1. Higher education is a public good and should be funded by the state
2. That we should applaud the students who marched, leading the fightback against the cuts and we support the next day of action on the 24th November.
3. That WAG should resist higher university fees in Wales
WGP Resolves (the GOOD news):
1. That the Leader will write to WAG asking that fees not rise in Wales.
2. That Green AMs will vote against higher university fees in Wales.