What is a university education worth? Who derives the benefits? And who should pay for it? These were just some of the questions that pushed their way onto the front pages here last week after the publication of “Securing a Sustainable Future For Higher Education,” the results of a yearlong inquiry into higher education and student finance in Britain, reports the New York Times.  Better known as the Browne Review after the inquiry’s chairman, John Browne, the former head of BP, the report called for the cap on tuition fees at British universities, now set at £3,290, or $5,275, a...

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