A new paper published by the Intergenerational Foundation this week states that student tuition fees are economically inefficient. The press release for the paper states:
A new paper published today challenges the current funding system in higher education, calling it “economically inefficient”. In the paper, Dr Kevin Albertson, Professor of Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University, points out that the public benefits of a young person’s getting a higher education qualification more than outweigh the costs, according to the government’s published figures.
The paper uses an alternative way of thinking about the economics and is a very good example of how creative or alternative thinking can be used to solve problems and change the status quo. In a nutshell, tuition fees should be paid by the government as they reap the economic benefit. Read the full press release to find out more.
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