Dumb And Desperate: Pay To Stay
10 July 2002
“National had 9 years to introduce its “You Stay, We Pay” tertiary policy and didn’t do so for a simple reason – it is stupid,” says NZ First education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly.
“The policy would lead to a massive increase in student debt because it encourages those who don’t plan to go overseas to borrow to the maximum.
“It also will penalise the frugal, those who work part-time to minimise their loans because they will gain least from the pay back”
“This is vote catching policy from a desperate party which knows it will never have to implement it,” said Mr Donnelly.