A Level results, the commodified University system, student debt as a means of control

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A” level University control through debt a video by –  The Artist Taxi Driver
My end of year exhibition included an artwork titled: 

 

THIS SYSTEM SUCKS THE LIFE FROM ME aka THE GRADUATE PREMIUM MYTH
https://discordion.wordpress.com/my-art/graduate-exhibition-artwork-2014/this-system-sucks-the-life-from-me/
Welcome to the world of unremitting debt, Control through debt and dashed expectations.

The university system has been commodified to the extent that A grades are almost irrelevant, it’s about bums on seats at least into the second year it’s impossible to fail. They want your fees. And good luck if you’re a lecturer on a zero hours contract…

 

this is a response to Owen Jones’ column in The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/14/a-level-results-day-emotional-nostalgia?CMP=fb_gu 

 

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