This September, like every year, a new group of high school graduates headed to college or university to pursue higher education. But today’s generation of students is in for a very different experience from the ones their parents had. On campuses across the country shiny new buildings are popping up, bearing corporate logos or the [...]
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October 9th, 2012 · Iglika Ivanova · Comments Off · Children & youth, Economy, Education, Employment & labour, Provincial budget & finance, Taxes
May 29th, 2012 · Iglika Ivanova · 11 Comments · Children & youth, Economy, Education, Employment & labour, Poverty, inequality & welfare, Privatization, P3s & public services
Much of the media coverage of the Quebec student protests has dismissed the protestors as cranky middle and upper-middle class children trying to protect their unfair privilege. And in fact, the vast majority of today’s university students do come from relatively well-off families. But rather than weakening their position, this supports the protestors’ claims that [...]