I have some questions, possibly an area of debate as well. I'm from the UK so I do not know the way education is set up, i'm talking about college/university. For those after 18/19 years old, or whatever age the final stage of education is. Because of TV I often hear of a "College fund" Is the best education in the US only for the rich? Is it the parents responsibility for their childs education? Here in the UK parents play no role in funding their childs education. Those from the poorest backgrounds can go to the best universities in the country if they were good enough in school. To put those universities into perspective 20 of Europe's best 50 universities are in Britain. Everyone here is entitled to a student loan (rich or poor) which does not have to be paid back until you earning over a particular income, and even then they only take 1 or 2% of your wage until you've paid it off. The student is reponsible for their own debt, not the parents at all. The amount of programmes I see from the US where there is emphasis on the stress of a college fund is unreal. So my question is how big is this elitism? If it exsists at all? I know you have scholarships which I assume bridges part of the gap.