I’m 18 and about to start a bachelor’s degree, which really should help me achieve my goals and dreams in life, right? However, after my degree I will also be in over £50,000 of debt just like hundreds of thousands of other students. This is unacceptable.
An investment in your future should mean you definitely have one worth investing in. But the reality is I could go to university, study solidly for years, and come out feeling like Aristotle, but it will never guarantee me the good future I worked hard for. Therefore I think it’s perfectly acceptable to say that higher education is not worth even close to £9,000 a year.
Students are the future of this ‘great’ country, and should be entitled to a high standard of education without putting them in over £50,000 worth of debt. Even if they do end up one of the lucky ones with a pretty big salary, they have to pay even more for an education that was probably still not worth it.
With only an average of ten or eleven hours of lectures a week, I highly doubt there are students out there feeling liberated knowing they spent £9,000 annually.
And with the addition of some universities raising their fee to £9,250 a year, working class students and working class families can rarely afford this huge amount of debt - it is entirely discouraging. I have seen this first-hand with most of my friends, who do not see the point in going to university.
For all we know, they could be the next Picasso, or the next Mozart. The government values the profits of companies and war over the futures of coming generations. I find this utterly mind boggling, as a socialist. Britain spends £60 million on machines of death which could be spent on better things, like the NHS or housing and helping the homeless.
For the solution to this madness we need leaders who can put their foot down and turn away from big businesses looking to fill their greed-meters, and say: “The future belongs to the young”. We must ensure that everyone, from every background and every corner of society can enjoy an education packed with opportunity and discovery, without having to worry about any debt.
An end to education cuts
No to academies and ‘free schools’
Abolish fees and introduce grants including EMA
No to austerity and racism
For a mass socialist party of youth and workers
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