Letter: Student fees: nation must foot the bill

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Sir: So the children of the poor will get their university degrees free, and quite right too. The children of the rich will have all their expenses paid by Daddy and Mummy, as usual. It is only the children of the middle classes who will set out in life crippled by debt.

They will no doubt respond either by dropping out or by going for the most lucrative jobs possible, and few will go in for ill-paid public service. How can society benefit from that?