16 May 2005

Education at any price?

Another great Tyee article prior to tomorrow's election:

thetyee.ca Why Is Higher Ed off the Election Radar?

The best quote:
"Clearly, the Liberals understood that today's students would pay almost any price to get through post-secondary. But some just can't afford it."

Working in a post-secondary institution I can attest to the validity of almost every statement in the article. Especially the question in the headline -- why is it a non-issue?

Our union local, in addition to one other on our campus plus others in the province, is currently in the midst of contract negotiations and I would love to know if rumors are true about what will happen to us when/if the Liberals are re-elected to a majority. I really don't like the idea of a strike, but they could easily do as much damage to our contract as they did to the BCTF contract in their first term.

2 comments:

Gazetteer said...

Kinda tangential but......

Imagine what would have happened in Van Pt. Grey, which includes UBC, if the election had been a month earlier when students were still around.

Cheryl said...

Yes, I can imagine it might have been different. Same deal in Oak Bay/Gordon Head with UVic students (the Liberal candidate kept her riding without them).