Time to charge ‘untouchables’

Ireland“So students in our third-level institutions are not willing to share the pain like the rest of us. They will have to. Fees were abolished by Niamh Breathnach (1995), the reason being they benefited the rich and middle classes. As it turned out the badly needed fees were instead directed to private education and grind schools. So much for equality of educational opportunity. The increase in participation by those from disadvantaged backgrounds, it has been discovered, has not been dramatic …” (more)

[John F Fallon, Independent, 23 March]

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