Your view on super scholarships for "super candidates"
Earlier this week we ran a feature on "super candidates" - elite students graduating from high school who win handsome scholarships.
And when I say handsome, I mean Hugh Jackman handsome.
Some of these kids are pocketing around $200,000 in scholarship money.
Don't get me wrong. These students are remarkable. They start charities and launch business, trek to interesting places and get nearly perfect grades.
And with the rising costs of an undergraduate degree - particularly a special program at one of the better universities - it's not beyond comprehension that one could spend the better part of $200,000 going to school.
Nevertheless, I thought I'd ask whether you think it's right for a few to nab these super scholarships when so many have to contend with the burden of tuition, books, housing, etc.
By far the majority of respondents, 85 per cent, chose "No, the money should be used to help more students."
On another education topic, do you agree with Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty's suggestion that school boards should be open to using cell phones in the classroom?
Please take the poll on thestar.com homepage (scroll down and look on the right hand side of the page).
And by all means, please add your thoughts to the comments here.