Over the last few years I have noted a significant trend in provincial government spending across Canada, one which we termed “feed the student, starve the schools”. Basically, governments are a lot happier giving money to the children of middle-class voters students than they are to universities and colleges because there are more votes there. And besides, that way you can claim you’re doing something for access (even if the dollars are sometimes targeted inefficiently).
Well, OK. But access isn’t everything. … [ Read More ]