Across Canada, tuition protests, starting in Quebec, have spread across the nation in a demand for lower tuition. But why?
According to this article, a minority of York students (300 of an institution of at least 50,000) believe that; Because education is a basic right, it should be free. Of course, nothing is free, especially when it comes to hiring PHD’s to lecture, and then giving them classrooms, laboratories, and the other resources necessary to run and hold a course. The protestors are actually claiming that; because education is a basic right, it should be fully subsidized. But who’s doing the subsidizing?
Tax payers are, and who are the tax payers? Everyone, including the students. The protesting students want a giant pot collected, and divided equally amongst everyone, regardless of what they contribute, and their future potential (sounds like communism). This is in contrast to students taking loans and being responsible for themselves. There is more than these two options, however, even when narrowing it down to two options, protestors seem to choose the less efficient and less fair option, why?
As shown before, only a minority of students are protesting. The majority of students must see the excessive waste of resources going towards educating people who won’t contribute back into the pot of money collected from everyone to pay for post-secondary education. So who is protesting then? Check for yourself, do you really believe a fifth year sexuality student will be in high demand after graduation?
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