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Teribus BS: Boarding University! (111* d) RE: BS: Boarding University! 19 Sep 17

"the incentive of finding a job and getting a university place has been removed from the aspirations of our children bcause there is no longer an industry to provide work and further education is now far beyond the expectations of the vast majority of young people in britain because it has been priced out of their reach"

No idea what any of that has to do with young adults coming out of our schools not being able to read, write or count.

But it does beg the question of how there are more people at work in the UK today than at anytime in it's entire history - wonder what they are all beavering away at as we no longer have "an industry" - Not that we only had one before.

If on reaching the stage of leaving school you have difficulty in reading and writing I would imagine your expectations would be somewhat curtailed by your capabilities.

Heard in the folk club the other night - "Of course anybody can be taught to sing" - which of course in a sense is true - "Anybody could be taught to be a brain surgeon" - doesn't mean that they would be any good at it, most would not be and hopefully would steer clear of it as a means of making a living.

A little exercise for those who witter on about education being placed beyond the reach of people.

1: Read the rules related to tuition fees and student loans

2: Apply that knowledge to the expected career path of a university graduate and detail the repayment schedule if the post graduate student stays in the UK to work.

You will find over the course of the thirty-year life of the loan - few if any will ever pay their loans off. The repayments start with sums that equate to the cost of a couple of nights down the pub per month to the cost of a dinner for four per month later on in life. After thirty years the debt is written off. If you go and work abroad you pay nothing.

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