Letter: Student loans

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Your conclusion that non-graduates should not have to pay through their taxes for graduates' education is flawed (leading article, 6 June). If good-quality higher education is essential for the progress of society, then everyone benefits from it. To argue that higher education is simply a product which benefits the recipient, is to risk undermining society's progress. If your conclusion were to be accepted, it would follow that people without children should not have to pay through their taxes for the school education of millions of other people's children. Watch this space... ?

This is certainly in tune with a political approach that says there is no such thing as society, but I thought that had been rejected at the last election.

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