Report Young Can Not Cope With Life in House prices and the economy Posted January 6, 2013 I did attend a State college and could tell you some horror stories myself, but as I was slightly older and was very proactive as I was determined to do well it turned out ok. I found in state school the completely wrong type of people are held in esteem. I think this is more of a culture issue though which is brought about through poor parenting. My cousin was a school teacher and once she got pregnat ran straight to Oz as she said she could not send them to school over here. I think on working class estates young children see the drug dealer in the flash car, or someone signing on and doing a few dody deals on the side, and these are the role models they have. This looks a far better option than the post man or stacking shelves in Iceland, they don't know there is other options as they do not see them. I know from experiance. The point is, a few people can beat the system - like you appear to have done but this does not seem a good reason to defend the status quo. Personally what I object to most is people with VI's defending a system which is demonstrably unfit for purpose. Anyway - I have probably done everyones head in now trying to work through my own PTSD so I am going to call it a day on this topic.