(Original post by Norfolkadam)
I just want to know why you feel that tuition fee increases will reduce access to higher education.
You miss the point again. The basis of free education is the same as that of free healthcare - Firstly, that such a service should be comprehensive, catering to the needs of all students, combined with the best educational facilities available. Secondly, that the service should be free to the public at the point of use. And therefore we follow this assertion of
From cradle to grave
because without such welfare, working class students would be priced out. It doesn't matter whether you argue that they don't have to pay it back until they earn a certain level of income - the underlying issue is that when face with the rise in cost, faced up against the opportunity cost
, will not pick university. And yes - make it a voluntary choice if you wish to pull that assertion. But the opportunity cost of earning versus a degree that they are not sure whether they will be able to afford - in addition to living constraints and other preoccupations - this would would cause students, especially from such backgrounds to believe, and rationally, that university has been priced out to them.