The essence of the university funding debate

We can either just send the clever kids to Uni like we used to and afford to pay them a grant, so that they leave with very little debt; or we can allow all the duffers to go, in which case we can\’t afford to subsidise every one of them,

3 thoughts on “The essence of the university funding debate”

  1. But if we sent only the clever kids to Uni why would we need to pay them a grant? They would understand the case for borrowing.

  2. “They would understand the case for borrowing.”

    Or the case not for borrowing. At £30K debt compounding, it’s a lot of dead weight for an academic career.

    I don’t see why we can’t give free grants to the bright kids (“scholarships”) and make the duffers pay. Best of both worlds.

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