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Stephen Downes

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I live in a province that has a significant shortage of doctors and yet charges fees of around $80K for a medical education. Lowering or (better) eliminating tuition fees is unambiguously good, yet there's no end to the people who argue against. It may have more to do with what people will do if they're able to access an  education without taking on mountains of debt. "Something that I think about a lot when choosing my career path is money, because it's really important for me. I come from a low-income background and street outreach is not the most lucrative field," Mr Woo, 23, said. "But now I don't have to worry about, 'Okay, I should choose a specialty that pays more, so I can support people back home and so I can support myself.' I can actually do things I'm really passionate about."

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