READER REPORT:

Your view: Some bright sparks stay

JO CAMERON
Last updated 05:00 20/01/2013

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Of all the descriptions of our students being forced overseas, this is the one which offends me the most: that our 'best and brightest' are leaving.

What the (insert whatever profanity you choose) does that make those of us who stayed behind?

Like Dorothy, the small and meek, when facing up to the great and powerful Oz?

Why are we so bad? Some of us have a university education - is our education somehow inferior to those who went overseas simply because we stayed?

Some have skills I envy - every person who has practical skills such as plumbing, IT, etc - they're all the 'best and brightest' to me because, heck, I need them!

On behalf of all the skilled workers left behind, can we just recognise that not all our best have gone overseas? There are one or two peas rattling at the bottom of the can.

And let's not forget our best and brightest who sucked the milk out of the Government via student loans and then think, "meh, they owe me". A minority, true, but how long before it becomes the done thing?

Collect it from overseas, if you dare. 


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