Make doctors pay for their education

“The soaring cost of third-level education has once again raised the issue of third-level fees. Unfortunately, fees are the wrong answer to the right question. It is students, whose earning power is massively boosted, and not their parents, who should pick up the tab for the cost of their education. Recently, the New Zealand newspapers carried a story about 11 newly qualified Irish doctors who had moved en masse to work in that country. While I don’t begrudge the freshly minted medics their trip down under, as a taxpayer I couldn’t help wondering why I should effectively be funding the New Zealand health service …” (more)

[Dan White, Herald, 2 September]

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