Phi Beta Cons

UK Higher Ed: A Dose of Competition?

A major US education company, Kaplan International, is bidding to be the UK’s first for-profit university.

The resulting competition would be healthy for Britain’s state-funded universities.

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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