New Data Suggests the High Costs of Education is Hurting Families

Jonathan Champagne, WebMonkey, Jun 09, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to this survey from the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, "The high cost of tuition and housing is not only straining  students’ budgets, but it is also requiring major sacrifices on the part of families." This is consistent with a steady stream of reports on the impact of the cost of education. This in large part explains why there is such a demand for effective open online learning. Related: another initiative to crowdfund university projects and programs, in another crowdfunding silo.

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