Today Michael Russell, the Scottish Government's Education Secretary, will make some potentially far-reaching announcements about the future of further education colleges in Scotland, specifically about arrangements for governance.
This will follow hot on the heels of massive reductions in college funding which will most probably take colleges back to levels last experienced in the mid-1970s. The Educational Institute of Scotland has estimated that in the last year cuts have amounted to 36%. No other public service has experienced such a reduction in the UK, and it is expected there's more to come.
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