What’s the real problem with university?

Quebec students are once again striking over tuition, and in my most recent Huffington Post piece I look at whether their story checks out:

Obviously academic loans bring problems of their own. For one thing, they contribute massively to the long-term personal indebtedness of Canadians, which economists routinely cite as the single biggest ticking time bomb threatening this country’s economic future. But an even greater concern is the degree to which this merry-go-round debate over tuition, enrolment, and aid — the perennial obsessions of both real politicians and self-proclaimed student leaders — has sucked so much air out of the larger higher education discussion we desperately need to have.

Read more at about why a whiny strike won’t solve post-secondary woes.


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