Students are marching in support of deficits.
Nice signs. Not cheap.
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is the umbrella organizer, providing signs and materials for Wolfville organizers to use
[Although Acadia is not a member of CFS but of CASA.]
From an article in the Athenaeum:
Currently, Nova Scotia Universities are experiencing a “tuition freeze,” where tuition costs have remained the same for the past three years. However, government has had to supplement the costs incurred. It still cost more to go to school in 2010 than in 2007, it is just that the government fronts the costs instead of the students – at roughly $30 million dollars annually under the freeze. In addition, many of the students who attend university in Nova Scotia leave the province after receiving a degree. This does not bode well for the government, as they are subsidizing the education of someone who is statistically expected not to contribute back to the local economy.
What we noticed from the Province’s announcement:
From 2004 until 2010, funding for universities has increased from $212 million to $349 million or 65 per cent.
65% in 6 years! Why? CPI was less than 3% per year. Unsustainable do you think?
Anyway, it’s user pay or everyone pays.