Tuition fees: the simple case against them

I’ve already posted twice on the issue of tuition fees, once giving my general views and once explaining the university position.
The simple argument against the proposed fee increase isn’t about not being able to afford the fees, since they’re not paid upfront. It is just that anyone starting university under the new scheme is potentially building up debts of £30k plus. OK, it doesn’t kick in until a certain salary level, but most graduates will have to pay. And if the ConDems don’t think that will put many potential students off, they really have lost touch. Added to that is the damage that will be inflicted on universities, as I discussed last time.

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