UCU keeps pressure up on for-profit companies

Thanks to a UCU tip off, the Times Higher ran with the news that Education Management Corporation, the second largest for-profit company in America, is being sued for $11billion by the US government on charges of fraud. UCU drew attention to meetings between Education Management Corporation and universities minister David Willetts in the lead up to the white paper. Read more here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417161&c=1.

UCU also called on the deputy-prime minister Nick Clegg to extend his commitment of schools not being run for profit to colleges and universities as well. 22 Liberal Democrats and 124 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion expressing their concerns at the government’s university privatisation plans. Read more here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=5713 as well as here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14781392 and here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/05/nick-clegg-rules-out-prof_n_948921.html .

from the UCU campaigns update

 


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