Originally Posted by onewaynotgrrl
No you can't get in without passing here either. But you can pay for the BEST education and I think that's fair. And I'm poor as **** and think it's fair, so... still not seeing the problem with this. Uni's are largely private institutions here so why rely on Government backing ie subsidised uni fees?
I dunno, I just feel like there is something wrong with a system which will put the best education out of the reach of people who can't afford the fees/can't get the loans/are concerned about debt/have religious objections to money-lending (for example in Islam interest rates are a big no-no). It will mean that children from less well-off backgrounds will be encouraged to go to cheaper institutions rather than the ones they are most capable of attending.
Its all to do with attitudes really. Most people can see the benefits of a good uni education etc but if you aren't from a family of university attenders and you are brought up debt-phobic (my mother always drilled into me that being in debt was the worst possible situation you could ever be in and we were well-off), you might end up thinking all unis are the same and the cheaper the better. I do this voluntary project for children from schools with weak 6th forms who want to go to university and they are gob-smackingly ill-informed at times.