Tuesday, March 29, 2011

$1000 per student per year = revolution?

I can say without exaggeration that this is a real revolution in learning and training in Canada. And that will give us the means of becoming the most competitive society in the world,
Ignatieff told a news conference at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont. - CBC

I'm all in favor of more money for students, but $1000 is a fraction of what it costs students to go to university these days. (Tuition for arts at UBC, $4,518 - books, and residence fees bring it closer to $16,000) Oh and that $1000 replaces some of the tax credits that are there now, so it's less than it looks like. Hard to trust someone who says he's not exaggerating when he's clearly exaggerating.

BTW I'd be happier with $500 for all students and $2000 for those from low income families. But that's me.

- Peace

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