Finding a voice for higher education

Glynne Davis comments that University study is more popular than ever before in Australia. More than 700,000 Australians are enrolled in higher education courses, Yet this personal enthusiasm for further education rarely translates into political enthusiasm. When governments save money, by cutting support for higher education, there is little public response. Years of funding decline have seen universities do more with less. Across Australia, staff-student ratios have moved from 15 students to one academic to over 20 to one. Text adapted from AustralianPolicyOnline. Read the full commentary here
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