I was much taken by the statement by the German education ministry regarding the abolition of tuition fees for university courses. The Minister claimed “We don’t want our economic future decided or limited by parent’s ability to pay tuition fees.”
This article from the Times Higher Education supplement presents a wide ranging analysis of the impact of national culture on educational performance…
During the past eight years, university tuition fees were introduced into most west German federal states. Yet in a few months, every single state will have abolished them. These facts raise a series of topical questions that cast current English higher education policy in a fresh and revealing light.
Read more here: Germany’s great tuition fees U-turn | Times Higher Education