Students Freeze to Ice Tuition Hike

Louise Brown, Toronto Star, Feb 07, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Congratulations to the Canadian Federation of Students for their Day of Action today. My interest in education today has its genesis in this sort of activism, and my argument of two decades ago is the same as the one taken up by CFS today. Said one student quoted in the story, "I'm looking at $42,000 in student debt after just four years and I was hoping to go to law school, but that could mean a debt of almost $100,000." And you know, it seems to me that any country that can afford to give billions of dollars in subsidies to corporations can afford to give students a break on tuition. Certainly, an investment in education provides a much greater return for the nation as a whole.
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