UK Tertiary Education

The number of students at tertiary level has doubled in the last 15 years and is up tenfold since the 1960s leading to an inevitable decline in the quality of education. University has now become the world’s most expensive form of childcare, a sanctuary to drink and party and avoid the responsibilities of adulthood for a few years. Many young people with the smarts and good practical skills should be making a great career in the trades instead of becoming square pegs in round academic holes. This period of rationing of university places will at least allow teenagers to reflect on whether submitting blindly to the pressure of their parents, teachers and peers is in their best interests.

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