Gerry Canavan

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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Britain

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The two students, one at a sixth form and the other at a further education college, want the court to grant a judicial review of Business Secretary Vince Cable’s decision over tuition fees.

They claim that the scale of such an increase in the upper level of fees is in breach of part of human rights legislation, which sets out a right to education and a right to education without discrimination on any ground.

The students argue that such a fee increase, rising by almost threefold, is an unreasonable barrier to the right to education – and in particular it will discriminate against the poorest.

The other claim made by the students is that the government has failed to properly assess the equal opportunity impact of raising tuition fees.

They argue that there has been insufficient regard given to how higher fees will adversely affect university applications from specific groups, such as women, ethnic minorities and the disabled – as well as those from the most deprived backgrounds.

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November 1, 2011 at 11:57 am

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