Gavan Reilly

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Note to Brian Hayes:

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The “Australian Model” of college payment – where the Government lends you your fees, and you pay them back once you reach an income threshold, is NOT a fee-free scheme, despite what you might have insisted on Pat Kenny’s radio show yesterday.

I wasn’t one of the 15,000 out on the streets today – academia saw to that – but being from a family that has taken two major pay cuts in the last twelve months, and with a little brother 18 months from college, fees will see him probably attending a university in Scotland – and maybe not coming back.

The Brain Drain is back, people. And it’s not my generation’s fault.

Written by Gav

February 4th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Posted in Education

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