Third-level reform is badly needed

“The reason the return of third-level fees keeps surfacing as a story – admittedly during August – is that the current situation is inequitable and wrong. The benefits of a third-level education accrue primarily to the degree holder, whose economic prospects are greatly enhanced by his or her education. Their education costs the state a lot of money. They are squeezed through a sector that is badly in need of more funding (and significant reform). That the state should fund the advantageous choices of a certain segment of the community from the proceeds of general taxation makes for bad economics and deeply inequitable social policy …” (more)

[Sunday Business Post, 17 August]

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