Flawed belief in university for all; LETTERS.
University education should indeed be elitist, the preserve of the country's finest brains, regardless of family and income. This means that everyone who has the academic ability, whatever their family background and income is, should be assured of a university place ie approx. 25% each year. It would be far better for the other 75% to be given the opportunity to 'discover' what skills and attributes they have and then encourage them to pursue, and enjoy, those vocations at which they are able and competent. A "good generation" is one where skills, mental and physical, are spread evenly throughout the population. As a retired maths teacher I am extremely proud of the fact that I have very good friends who are mechanics, doctors, farmers, teachers, preachers, undertakers and ex-pupils who serve us all loyally in our armed forces.
Neville Hugh-Jones Prestatyn
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Dec 3, 2010|
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