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Either you love 'em or you hate 'em. Or in the case of Fred West - both. Tell us your ankle-biter stories.

(, Thu 17 Apr 2008, 15:10)
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For sure - there's plenty of ways for people to lead admirable lives without a university background. A friend's dad left school at 15, became a brickie, and through sheer determination built up a successful business. Great.
The point is, though, that many kids are brought up with nary a thought that it's worth making that kind of effort, and, what with the absence of a decent student grant, it probably isn't. Drop-out rates from university are astronomical - largely attribuatable to debt. So many kids'll end up after a year with a wasted 12 months and thousands of pounds in the red. And that's not counting the intelligent kids from bog-standard comps who're never given the intellectual impetus even to think about university in the first place.

I'm sober now, but just as angry as I was last night...
(, Fri 18 Apr 2008, 11:15, closed)

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