Dunno about this, why should i get taxed for foreign students coming in? What happenned to improving education in this country? Gordon Brown wants more poeple in education until 18 which I am totally for as simple education is terrible in this country.
The article mentions the costs are outweighed by the benefits of trade and them working in the community. Come one what about the low number of nurses for example in the UK who are British. We need to improve schools and then allow the strength of that education lead to more people going to university and other further education and therefore not turn the kids of tomorow into complete wasters which seems to be the case these days. A very simplistic view you may think but this argument has so many facets to it i could write a book on it.
Yes education should be free in an ideal world but to get the best equipment, books etc.. we need to pay for it, where else would this money come from. To be fair though i think the fees are a little high for foreign students and could and should be lowered.
This is not to say that i would refuse foreign students but we need to improve our own kids education.
So what do you think?