There is a widespread but entirely misguided assumption on campus that the university must make drastic cuts right now, so it is our duty as students to accept what administrators decide. After all, don’t they know better? No. They don’t.
For the past several weeks, whenever people talk about the ongoing protests in Quebec regarding post-secondary education, the comments seem to be more often than not soaked in bitterness about the ingratitude, disillusionment and entitled attitude of the protestors. I understand this perspective, but I don’t share it.
The Quebec student movement’s general strike kicked off with a day of action on Feb. 24. Thousands of students gathered in Montreal’s Philips Square and marched through downtown protesting tuition increases set to begin in September. The march at times numbered up to 15,000 students. CLASSE, the Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante,
On Feb. 1 in Regina, nearly 200 students took to the streets to protest the increasing costs of post-secondary education. And while I support the idea of highlighting the costly burden of a university education, I believe my fellow students’ efforts are misplaced. Do I wish my classes were more affordable? Of course I do. I