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[*] Post 320664 posted on 14-2-2008 at 09:19 Reply With Quote
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...but not for working class men.

"Liberal Democrat spokesman Stephen Williams said: "With over half of applicants having parents in professional occupations, social mobility has clearly stagnated."

I'm not sure it's *quite* that stark, but...

Is the fact that young, working class men are being left behind an issue?

If so, how do we solve it?
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[*] Post 320668 posted on 14-2-2008 at 10:07 Reply With Quote


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...but not for working class men.

"Liberal Democrat spokesman Stephen Williams said: "With over half of applicants having parents in professional occupations, social mobility has clearly stagnated."

I'm not sure it's *quite* that stark, but...

Is the fact that young, working class men are being left behind an issue?

If so, how do we solve it?


From what I can see happening, we are going back to the old way of education.
If your parents can support you whilst your there that's fine, but with student loans being a big part of the ouch factor, working class kids just darent take that gamble.
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[*] Post 320669 posted on 14-2-2008 at 10:12 Reply With Quote


I know it looks that way and for a lot of people it is - particularly those who are ethically or religiously opposed to loans an interests (I think there is only one Hallal company helping students atm!).

However, for a lot of students, there *is* financial help available but they need to dig a bit - CD, for instance, immediately got a bursary when her uni found out our change in circumstances. That same uni at least used to run (and probably still does) "First in the family" bursaries or scholarships - if a student is the first person in their family to go to uni, there was money available to help.

Student loans are a real issue, I agree - but there are other factors, as well...
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