Topic: Tuition & student fees

Show me the money: Is our obsession with grant money creating an avoid-teaching-at-all-costs mindset?

By David R. Smith

There is a pecking order in my department, as I’m sure there is in yours. At the top are those with the […]

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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation

In my previous Academic Matters blog post, I argued that there are five advantages to universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary […]

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Responding to Nick Falvo on tuition fees

By Alex Usher

Recently, on my daily blog, I wrote an analysis (link to: http://higheredstrategy.com/whos-progressive/) of distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted […]

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Alex Usher is Wrong on Tuition Fees

By Nick Falvo

One of Canada’s best-known post-secondary education pundits, Alex Usher, recently wrote a blog post suggesting that Canada’s status quo system of high […]

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Do High Tuition Fees Make for Good Public Policy?

By Nick Falvo

Yesterday, I gave a presentation to Professor Ted Jackson’s graduate seminar course on higher education, taught in Carleton University’s School of Public […]

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Equality of Opportunity, Equality of Means: An Argument for Low Tuition and the Student Strike

By Daniel Weinstock

Read Jacob T. Levy’s take on this issue here. Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and […]

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“Ensemble, bloquons la hausse”: The Rationale Behind the Slogan

By Martin Robert

In the spring of 2012 hundreds of thousands of Quebec students and their allies took to the streets to protest the government’s proposed tuition fee increase. Martin Robert makes the case against the tuition increase and proposes an alternative model in which tuition would be free in Quebec.

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