Invest in education and reap the return
Published 17/11/2012 | 17:00
ONE of the tragedies of our age is that we are often educating our brightest and best for export to other countries which will benefit from their talents and skills.
That sad fact must be uppermost in the minds of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and his senior officials when they consider a new report which recommends that high-earning graduates pay back some of their education costs in the future.
The scheme is the brainchild of the think-tank, the Economic and Social Research Institute, and they argue that such systems already operate successfully in other countries.