Er. That sort of says it all.
So they have noticed that the average income of the parents of graduating lawyers, medics, etc has risen sharply over the last 25 years. And they (BBC) interview two parents who say it is too expensive, the second of which says he sent his first daughter but can’t afford to send his second.
So what is the initiative to address the imbalance?
Let’s have lots of career advisors, outreach from universities, role models, etc. to change the expectations that kids from poorer homes have.
Excuse me, what is the main thing that has happened in the last 15 years? Tuition fees. What were the parents saying? The problem is money.
Were tuition fees or financial issues even mentioned in the subsequent discussion? No.
So lets have an army of people changing the expectations of kids from poor families that their parents can’t possibly match financially – that’s a nice recipe for familial harmony.