Richard Bruton: It's easy to find fault with proposals - but those doing so should tell us how they would fund higher education
Without a strong economy, it is impossible for us to build a compassionate society. Without a fair society, it is impossible for us to create a growing economy.
The higher education sector is at the heart of delivering on massive social and economic challenges:
- Providing better life opportunities for people from disadvantaged areas.
- Training the skilled workers needed for a growing economy.
- Delivering major research and innovation projects to help solve the big problems of our time.
But it needs to be properly funded.