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To think those against free university probably benefited from it?

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malificent7 · 10/06/2017 10:53

Im pro free university. Im nearly 40 and was good for me.
Many people on here have said society should not fund students.
I bet they either directly benefit from no fees as they went or indirectly benefited eg: their kids went for free or they use doctors, nurses, teachers who wete funded.

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Spadequeen · 11/06/2017 11:19

If you pay for private school, you should pay for university. If you go to a state school, fees should be paid.

BoneyBackJefferson · 11/06/2017 12:14

I don't see why only public sector people should be let off fees!

I don't think that all uni courses should have fees, but I do think that if you are going in to public sector job, the fees should be waved.

BUT only if you sign up to work for where the state puts you for "X" years. Each year of service is a reduction in your outstanding fees.

You could opt in to this system or pay for your own.

It would hopefully stop teachers, doctors, dentists, nurses etc. leaving the state system so quickly.

It is a system that worked well in Canada (I think) and they even provided accommodation for those working in the area for the first year or so. (Or I might be remembering a tv show from the 90s but it seems a good idea)

BeesOnTheWing · 11/06/2017 12:20

Free university fees in Scotland is squeezing places for Scottish students!

BeesOnTheWing · 11/06/2017 12:21

Government money would be best spent on vocational courses and apprenticeships.

Oliversmumsarmy · 11/06/2017 12:22

Spadequeen what would stop people going private then switching to the state system for A levels

Increasinglymiddleaged · 11/06/2017 12:35

It's an utterly ridiculous idea to make university free to everyone apart from those who have not attended state schools.

ErrolTheDragon · 11/06/2017 12:47

If you pay for private school, you should pay for university

Well that'll put children off paying to go to a private school....

Sure, you meant the parents, but where does that brilliant suggestion put kids who are at private schools thanks to bursaries or grandparents etc. Or parents who don't approve of their adult offspring's choice of course.

scaryteacher · 11/06/2017 13:01

If the parents who pay the fees for their kids are paying it from taxed income - what is the problem? They presumably pay a large amount of tax in the first place. What you spend your post tax income on is down to you surely?

I presume those who don't like some students having fees paid by parents (on whose income the entire loan system rests anyway, as the students themselves have no money), are wanting what occurs when care is paid for privately - that those who are high earners pay back their loan (and then some) to subsidise those who don't pay their loans back?

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