Missing the point on education elitism

Changes to higher education have caused uproar across the country, but have we been too hasty in the response to change? No matter how you twist it, we are still a long way from the inequality of the US system.

“This will take us to a two-tier American-style university system, where the best courses and the best universities are completely unaffordable to ordinary people.” -- Tanya Plibersek.

The response to the Abbott government’s higher education reforms has been brutal, with backlash in the press and high-profile protests at universities around the country.

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