You're right KamperVan. I would go further and suggest that universal education is a priority for the left and attending university should be available for all. An educated population will make for a better society, especially if people are taught to question everything and find things out for themselves.
The right hate educated and free-thinking people, despise artists, scientists and intellectuals and feel threatened by them (for further information see world history). Remember Gove's "we've had enough of experts"? Educated working and middle classes would be a nightmare to people like him.