For a large quantity of people who will go on to work in business, marketing, sales, plumbing, IT and many other professions, writing dissertations and attending lectures is a great waste of time and resources. There are also, by contrast, people who thrive in a university setting, reading journals, completing research papers or working in the laboratory. Financial background should be irrelevant in that choice. But thanks to Cameron, Clegg and now Theresa May, our education system is becoming more and more unequal. If the gap continues to widen we will soon see Britain returning to an aristocratic state, where an upper class of privileged upbringing rule over a working class who lack the same opportunities to access academic education.
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