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Tommie Rose’s “council estate born and bred” parents say they’d have trouble paying 9,000 pounds (US$14,000) a year for him to study business at Oxford or Cambridge. So it’s a good thing the Salford, England, 15-year-old has already made 14,000 pounds in his business. But school officials think it’s not such a good thing his business is “a black market of fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolates.” Rose transferred to the Buile Hill Visual Arts College after getting suspended from his old school for his business, and teachers at BHVAC say it may suspend him too. Several entrepreneurs have come out on Rose’s side, including Deborah Meaden of the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den, who tweeted: “he doesn’t need a degree in Business.... He’s a natural.” (AC/Manchester Evening News) ...The question is, does he need a degree from Buile Hill Visual Arts College?
Original Publication Date: 14 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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