Tory education policies are turning the clock back to the time when education was the preserve of the rich.
Young people, especially those from poor families, are already being put off going to university by the huge cost. The loss of the EMA has forced many others to drop out of school altogether.
Young people, faced with a tough jobs market or an education they cannot afford, are left without options.
The effects will be as expensive for our society as they will be long-lasting, but the real tragedy is for those young people robbed of a future.
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