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Is University really worth it?

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2024/mar/11/is-university-really-worth-it-review-geoff-norcott-bbc-two

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What were your thoughts?

"Tuition fees, brought in by Labour, inflated by the coalition government and Nick Clegg’s unforgivable U-turn, are partly to blame for transforming a university education into a business model. “The degrees are products and the students are consumers,” Norcott explains. Inevitably, this wreaks havoc on institutions of learning. He looks at the question of grade inflation, asking why the number of firsts awarded doubled between 2010 and 2020. Was it because students suddenly became much brighter? Or because selling education as a product places disproportionate power in the hands of the consumer? A whistleblower lecturer has a fascinating story about being told not to fail students, regardless of their standard of work."
As for the last part, schools and colleges do the same.

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