[LINK] Percentage of graduates to population

tomk tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Nov 22 13:08:14 AEDT 2012

On 21/11/2012 11:13 p.m., stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Australia is certainly a smart nation. According to the latest available
> OECD figures we've the 3rd highest percentage of graduates to population
> in the developed world .. just under 50 percent.
> "Key Tables from OECD: Percentage of graduates to the population"
> <http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/tertiary-education-graduation-
> rates_20755120-table1>
> Cheers,
> Stephen

One also wonders if the OECD did the sums before they posted the results....

HEX students = 4%
Overseas students equals 90%

Which of course would have resulted in Australia being far far lower in 
the rankings. Almost not even worth mentioning actually.
Why ?
Because a prior government though it best to entrust the education of 
our kids to the commercial vagaries of self funding universities.
How FUC**** ridiculous.

No wonder we turn out more lawyers than scientists. When the fees are 
that high - the legal profession is the only one that can actually 
recoup the monies needed to repay HEX.

A system that forces it's universities to load our future generations 
with debt before they even start earning a living is not only 
incompetent, I would call it morally corrupt.

How can the economy move forwards if the students are skimping and 
saving and fighting rising interest costs  merely to repay the 
Government for their education.

How can they start a business ?
More debt you say ?
Yeah, that's how we got into this mess in the first place.


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