Aaron Porter, you don’t represent us

A message to Aaron Porter: You’re a piece of shit and you don’t represent us.

A message to students: dissolve the NUS, now!

If you weren’t already convinced that Porter was a piece of shit, following his Blairite-dynasty-succession of Wes Shiting; his support for undemocratic “union” structures; his support for a “graduate tax”; his failure to lead the NUS into effective resistance; his denunciation of student protesters, followed by his PR-induced U-turn, &c, then see this news story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8190379/National-Union-of-Students-secretly-urged-Government-to-make-deep-cuts-in-student-grants.html

It reveals that Porter sent emails to ministers and his team in which he urged ministers to cut grants and loans as an alternative to raising tuition fees. That is to say, Porter urged ministers to make cuts to student support services relied upon by the lowest income students. He also proposed the reduction of loans and proposed the “introduction of a real rate of interest” for student loans.

In short: education for the rich.





~ by Wit on January 3, 2011.

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