How to keep universities free: take the budget airline approach

“In an exclusive interview with the Irish Times, Michael Ryan of budget airline Leeryjet explains how he would tackle the issue of third-level fees. “What I’d do, right, is reintroduce the fees but not tell the students until they arrived. ‘Welcome to Snooty University,’ I’d say. ‘Tuition is free but there’s a €5,000 surcharge for your rucksack.’” (more)

[Newton Emerson, Irish Times, 20 August]

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