While watching the news tonight, my tune on the National March against the proposed increase in College fees changed. Some will call me, a mé féiner, but I think what the Government is proposing is idiotic.
Doubling the Registration Fee is stupid.
Cutting the Grant is stupid.
Placing a €500 fee on post leaving cert courses is stupid.
How are we supposed to afford an education in this county? Even a PLC?
We need to properly fund the education sector, but taxing students is not the way. Its time to look at other options. A graduate tax or other method that is fair and progressive needs to be be looked at. A student loan system would be as bad as this idea in my opinion.
So tell the government what you think.
March on November 3rd.
For more information see Educationnotemigration.ie
Check with your local Student Union about buses to the protest.