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Mandos

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Tuition again
« on: June 24, 2009, 05:31:20 PM »
A certain Canadian university of which I am an alumnus (there's more than one) just sent around a long online survey, which I am answering.  At the bottom of one of the many annoying pages (I regret starting it), there is the statement:

"Tuition levels are not sufficient to maintain the excellence of the school." with an option of choosing 1 to 6 where 1 is "strongly disagree".  

I'm voting 1.  Nonplussed, I am.

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Re: Tuition again
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 05:34:43 PM »
Oh, it's worse.  The next page is all about how I would "support" the school.  There's no option for "Taxes on the very wealthy are at levels sufficient to support the excellence of the school." Or "tuition fees are too high".  I'm voting "strongly disagree" on all of them, with a maniacal grin on my face.

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Re: Tuition again
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 05:38:48 PM »
Quote from: Mandos
A certain Canadian university of which I am an alumnus (there's more than one) just sent around a long online survey, which I am answering.  At the bottom of one of the many annoying pages (I regret starting it), there is the statement:

"Tuition levels are not sufficient to maintain the excellence of the school." with an option of choosing 1 to 6 where 1 is "strongly disagree".  

I'm voting 1.  Nonplussed, I am.

And does that "excellence" still exist?

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Re: Tuition again
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 05:44:17 PM »
I have no idea.  I know some people in graduate school there and *they're* reasonably happy with it, I guess.  So who am I to argue?

Needless to say, the whole survey was actually all about how best to shake people down, and had *no* nods to the university's other options, role, and so on.  I just zeroed all the annoying parts out with "strongly disagree".  I didn't write a comment in the comment box because it was a waste of time.

There was a huge amount of wannabeism that plays into a certain stereotype.  Canadian universities are very jealous, you see, of Merkin universities' alma mater culture and have long wanted to replicate a donor base that would reduce their dependency on pleading for tax revenue.  Na ga happen, go back to democracy and then we'll talk.

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Re: Tuition again
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 07:30:58 AM »
That sounds like a survey I filled out for Carleton a couple of weeks ago, Mandos. When I was in student politics we cleared argued for the abolition of tuition fees because education is a right. I've never understood student leaders who advocte for raising tuition fees. it is clearly not in their constituents interset for that to happen.

 

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