The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) released an amusingly defensive press release last month, just after the high school applications deadline. After a glancing acknowledgment that applications to university are down in the province for the second year in a row, we are earnestly told: DEMOGRAPHICS! APPLICATIONS WAY UP IF YOU USE 2000 AS A BASE YEAR! JOBS! DEMOGRAPHICS! MORE JOBS! DID WE MENTION DEMOGRAPHICS?
I guess COU views itself as a prophylactic against negative press coverage that secondary school applicants … [ Read More ]