Quebec continues to show disagreement with government plans to hike post secondary education tuition costs. The proposed hike would mean that students pay up to seventy-five percent more over the next seven years. Many protests have taken place, and students, government workers and union members are not opposed to expressing their disagreement.
While we all realize the importance of a post secondary education, and no one wants to see prices increase, a middle ground needs to be found in this case. The cost of education continues to rise, with rising costs of facilities, staff, updated technology and other educational supplies. Someone must pay for this, whether it be the tax payers, the schools or the students themself. Avoiding these costs all together is impossible, and it would result in a substandard educational system that students would not be happy with and thus, would likely protest.
While the explanation for the need for this law is simple enough, it is also easy to see the other side. Read the rest of this entry »