chapter  8
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Higher educations

To reallocate national priorities in order to sustain growth in higher education was, concluded the Robbins Report on higher education in Britain in 1963, not just a 'probable condition for the maintenance of our material position in the world, but, much more, it is an essential condition for the realisation in the modern age of the ideals of a free and democratic society'.1 Ten years later, in the United States, the second Newman Report: National Policy and Higher Education, began with the statement:

It is one thing to espouse equal access to college as a goal toward which the nation strives. It is another thing entirely to deal with the implications of that policy as a reality. Today, American society has largely achieved the goal of access, but has yet to make the adjustments in public policy necessary for an era of realistic mass educational opportunities.2