21 Sept. 1867. N. 1256.

The Economist, 21. September 1867. S. 1068/1069.
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Waste of Educational Revenues. (in England)

Oxford und Cambridge have almost fabulous income. They don’t know what to do with their money. Prof. Rogers hat vieles brought out. Mr. Forster tried to get at the facts (as member in the Committee on Mr. Ewart’s University Bill), but was outvoted. Nach Rogers die revenues of Oxford reported von 2 200,000 to 800,000£ St. Nach Roundell’s exact numbers für the different items, revenue of 500,000l. Dafür educated about 1,400 undergraduates, chiefly of the upper class, members of the Established Church. Und diese 1400 pay for their own |165 education into the bargain, z.B. 20,000l. a year for tutors’ fees. The fixed charges of every college for tuition, chamber rent, food, and attendance, at least 60l. a year for each undergraduate. At Cambridge, average annual cost to a parent 300l., though some young men live on 150l. But the academical year consists of only 24 weeks. During the rest of the year, the young men have to be maintained at home etc. On what, then, are these endowment endowments spent? On Prizes. The University of Oxford alone, independent of the colleges, is not more than 27 27,000 or 30,000l. Von den incomes der colleges (13,000 für Merton College, 30,000 St. John’s College, Cambridge) nur 200 or 300l. a year is directly spent on instruction. Das actual money für die Professors lecturing in den colleges fast nur von den fees paid by the undergraduates. The revenues go to the Fellows and the scholars. These fellowships may be retained for life if their holders do not want to marry, and have no objection to taking orders. Some who hold them for life do nothing in return for the income. A man gains a fellowship at 24 years, and vegetates then on his 300l. a year. He does not live in Oxford or Cambridge. Because he was first in a competitive examination, when young, he is maintained for the rest of his life at the expense of all future competitors.


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