Time to get over the Free Fees debate

Ireland“For years now the main debate about education policy in Ireland is about the re-introduction of university fees. Never mind the overcrowding of class rooms or the provision of special needs education the third level fees debate remains king. I guess it is because it is an easy issue to understand the arguments are easy to make. It splits across a nice ideological divide allowing old digs. Statistics are easy to find and quote. Thus making the whole debate far more sexy. But in the end of the day it is probably the most trivial part of our education policy …” (more)

[Irish Election, 16 July]

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