Via, this.

Given that abolishing university fees did not increase access among the lower socio-economic groups in Ireland, it\’s not going to in England either, is it?

4 thoughts on “Interesting”

  1. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    Oh Timmy, you are cwuel and heartless. OF COURSE this wise policy will work because we want it to work and if you weally weally want something to be true, it is true.

  2. “increase access”: what horrible bloody jargon. What exactly does it mean? Is it just that admissions didn’t rise for the favoured group?

  3. The abolition of the state grammar schools, the destruction of the GCE standard at Ordinary level, the ongoing destruction of the gold standard A Level, and the introduction of “soft” option subjects (which ultimately turn out to be the only ones available in many state schools), have made it rather irrelevant whether the students have to pay fees or not. Our secondary system is comprehensive all right, it comprehensively trashes the prospects of most of the pupils who don’t have the money to go private.
    There was a time when the working class kids had a real path to meaningful and lucrative careers in the professions. A lot of moneyed folk found that their offspring couldn’t compete with grammar school scrotes.
    Fortunately, the lefties at the top of the socialist movement managed to put the skids under that. The lower orders have been put back in their place.

  4. And it’s $30 grand a year to go to a half-decent University in the US, and almost every kid does so.

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