A student who attended the protest against the rise in tuition fees says it was “inspirational”, despite its descent into violence.Really? He must not be studying English then…
Stuart Dingwall, 19, of Chastilian Road, Dartford attended the demonstration and says he hopes the purpose of the demonstration has not been over shadowed.Exactly! So, it’s not ‘inspirational’, is it?
The technical theatre student at North West Kent College said: “I thought it was inspirational seeing young people going to stick up for what they believe in.
“But when people kicked off, it ruined it because now the focus has shifted onto that instead of the fact 50,000 students turned out for it.”
Unless it’s inspired you to do something different?
Mind you, how can the student be anything else, when the teachers are so, so… well, take this example:
Business studies teacher Michael Sani at Wilmington Enterprise College accompanied the Bite the Ballot students and says the demonstration was exciting.Was it? Was it ‘exciting’ for the police who were nearly brained by a thrown fire extinguisher? Was it ‘exciting’ for the workers besieged in their offices, wondering if they would have to evacuate as the fire spread?
He said: “The most amazing thing was seeing people campaigning for future generations.‘Free’ education? I always thought there really was no such thing as a free lunch.
“Some people benefit from free education and some don’t, and this needs to be looked at.”
And I never took business studies….
Mr Dingwall told News Shopper he is worried about what the rise in tuition fees could mean for him.Well, that’s a decision you have to make yourself. But the alternative, if you don’t pay for it, is that someone else does…
He said: “It will make a massive split between the rich and the poor and a lot of people will miss out.
“I’m hoping to go to university, but if the fees go up, I’m not sure how I’ll be able to afford it.”
Head of Hextable school Peter Dalton told News Shopper he is worried by the rise in fees. He said: "We've had a rise of 40 percent of students going to university but I'm concerned the increase in fees will actively discourage pupils from now applying."And there’s the problem! The market is clearly in glut. So why don’t you ask your business studies lecturers why that is, and what need to be done to resolve it.
Take your time. I’ll wait….