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The #AugarReview is out today. I haven’t finished reading it, but here are some first impressions.

There’s much to praise. It’s measured and well argued, but ultimately it won’t solve the problem of post-18 education funding.

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The return of maintenance grants is the biggest positive, intended to end inquity of the poorest students graduating with the highest debts. #AugarReview
The reduction of fees to £7.5k is not enough to achieve anything positive for students. Anyone put off by £9,250 isn’t going to see it as a bargain and it will benefit only the graduates who earn most and won’t repay for as long #AugarReview
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1. I wrote a thread a while back on Why #Marking Is So Shit in which I argued that the conditions under which we mark (e.g. time pressure) make it almost impossible to do a good job
2.These pressures are due to the marketization of HE which values measurable outcomes (e.g. turn-around times) over more intangible outcomes like encouraging students’ learning.
3. Now, with everyone worried about #GradeInflation and #EssayMills I feel it’s time for another thread on why marking, or at least the way we mark in the UK feels so destructive
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