openPR Logo
Press release

We Have Private Schools, Why Not Private Universities?

05-10-2012 03:56 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Tutors International

Independent education consultant, Adam Caller, wholeheartedly supports the formation of the New College of Humanities in London.

The article, reported by the BBC on 20 April 2012 (www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17772937) by Angela Harrison, reveals that the new private college opening in London will charge £18,000 a year.

Critics argue that the college is elite, and will encourage the privatisation of higher education. Currently, the New College of Humanities is affiliated with the University of London, and students attending the college will prepare to take an internationally recognised degree from the university.

“Eventually, the college will probably become independent.” comments Caller. “Once it starts to turn out the highest calibre of humanities graduates in the UK, it will become earn a place among the best in the world. Once it has that status, it can afford to become independent and set its own admission and scholarship criteria and examinations.”

The college’s master, Professor Grayling, argues that the college would be “elite but not exclusive”, but while there will be 7 full scholarships and 37 partial scholarships awarded, the college will only be accepting around 22% of pupils from state schools – the “lowest proportion of state school pupils of any university”, according to the University and College Union.

Professor Grayling was reported to have said that there is something to be said for an elite education. Caller agrees, “We live in an elitist society already. Those who can afford it, pay for the best. Some parents choose to pay to send their children to private schools, where it’s acknowledged that they will usually receive a better standard of education than if they went to a state school. Private secondary schools set their own entrance exams, so they accept excellent students who can afford to study there. Private colleges operate on the same principle.”

Oxford and Cambridge are among the UK’s top universities, but Caller is disappointed with the standard of literacy, business skills and common sense displayed by graduates. “I handpick private tutors for my clients from thousands of applicants and I’ve seen the calibre of Oxbridge graduates decline over the years. For UK graduates to compete for jobs in the international market, they need to be every bit as good as graduates from Harvard or Yale. Those universities run on a private, independent basis, and can afford to pay the top researchers and buy the very latest equipment. The UK needs to improve its education standards, and I believe private, independent colleges are a necessity.”

Caller argues that independence will enable colleges to decide who to accept, on what basis, what fees to charge, what resources to buy, and what staff to recruit. This will enable them to deliver the best standards of education in the world.

Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling.

Tutors International was founded by former private tutor, Adam Caller. in 1999. A member of the prestigious Independent Education Consultants Association, he specialises in special educational needs and international education, and he has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.

Adam Caller,

Tutors International, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HJ, UK

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release We Have Private Schools, Why Not Private Universities? here

News-ID: 220534 • Views: 2004

More Releases from Tutors International

The Big Con: Tutors International Publish Advice for Private Tutors on Dealing w …
Adam Caller from Tutors International published an article today about the temptation some tutors face to complete their students’ homework for them. Recent articles concerning ‘corrupt’ private tutors have led to a frank article from the senior partner of leading private tutor agency, Tutors International. Adam Caller, an experienced teacher and private tutor, and one of only two UK members of the prestigious IECA (Independent Education Consultants Association), was moved to
Gove Should Look to India and China to Recruit Computer Science Teachers, Advise …
Tutors International, who place high-calibre homeschool tutors with families around the world, announced their support of Education Secretary, Michael Gove’s decision to attract Computer Science graduates as replacements for ICT teachers, but are concerned that the numbers of UK CS graduates will never to be enough to supply our workforce and our schools. In January 2012, Mr Gove called to axe IT (Information and Communications Technology) teaching training courses, calling
Tutors International Will be Attending the IECA Conference in Atlanta, GA, to Di …
Leading private tuition organisation, Tutors International (tutors-international.com), today announced that they will be attending the annual IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA, this coming November. As well as a vendor exhibition stand, Tutors International will be participating in the ‘Information Swap’ focused on Therapeutic and Behavioral Schools and Programs. Adam Caller, Director of Tutors International and one of just two UK members of the
Leading Private Tutoring Agency, Tutors International, Agree With Government’s …
Adam Caller, founder of one of the world’s leading private tutoring agencies, Tutors International, welcomes Education Secretary Michael Gove’s plans to make primary school education tougher – especially in maths, English and science. [1] “There are two choices,” Caller states. “We can either make the curriculum harder for the older pupils and the standards will filter down to the earlier stages, or we can make it more challenging right from the

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Caller

Top growth Taxi Booking Software Market by Taxi Caller, Uber, Didi Chuxing, CAR …
Taxi Booking Software Market report provides useful market data related to the Taxi Booking Software Market necessary to have a detailed & in-depth overview of the current market scenario A cab, otherwise called a taxi or a taxi, is a sort of vehicle for procure with a driver, utilized by a solitary traveler or little gathering of travelers, frequently for a non-shared ride. A cab passes on travelers between areas
Global Emergency Call Systems Market Research Report 2017 : R. STAHL, Anixter, C …
Qyresearchreports include new market research report "Global Emergency Call Systems Market Research Report 2017" to its huge collection of research reports. The trajectory of the global Emergency Call Systems market is shaped by a variety of macro- and micro- economic factors, an elaborate account of which is given in the in-depth report. The report offers an assessment of evolutionary trends, notable opportunities, and emerging prospects in various segments across major regions.
Global Emergency Call Systems Market 2017 - Care Caller, Chubb Edwards, Amerispo …
Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Emergency Call Systems Market Research Report 2017 to its huge collection of research reports. The exploration report here talks about around a few viewpoints relating to the worldwide Emergency Call Systems market which articulates the present insights and future prospects with reference to the elements at play. The essential point of the exploration report is to display a nitty gritty diagram to the readers
Private Tuition Expert Adam Caller to Present Alternative Education Options in F …
Adam Caller, Director of the Oxford-based private tutoring organisation Tutors International, will be drawing attention to the various non-school based options available for children in his regular column in Polo Times. Caller is the resident expert on private education issues for the publication, with a specialisation in non-school alternatives to mainstream education. Adam Caller, who taught in schools before becoming an educational consultant and founding the Oxford-based private tutor placement
Ringa Communications is the largest player in mobile advertising via caller tune …
Advertisements via RBT, termed as AdRBT is the new wave in mobile advertisement. Ringa communication launched its services earlier this month, with a potential to deliver over 900 million ad-rings (ringas) across the country has widest reach in the mobile advertising space. Mobile ART's technology help advertisers reach millions of prospects in a very short span of time and can be customized in various languages based on caller's circle. Our
SpoofTel’s Caller ID Spoofing Spooky Special
One of our favorite holidays at SpoofTel is Halloween. It’s so full of fun and mystery, just like caller ID spoofing. With caller ID spoofing you can trick your friends and treat your friends. Caller ID spoofing allows you to change the phone number that appears on call display when someone receives a call from you. Instead of displaying your real number, you choose any number