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We’re upset how much our education is costing, so we’re not going to attend our classes

21 Feb

Brilliant.  (Not.)

Kids today…

At least the demonstrators are actually doing something…

 
12 Comments

Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Canada, Uncategorized

 

12 responses to “We’re upset how much our education is costing, so we’re not going to attend our classes

  1. Cranberry

    February 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Gee, here in the land south of the Saint Lawrence, we were told college tuition in Canada was free. To see that students have to spend $2,200 (that is Canadian, I’m assuming, but the ratio is roughly 1:1 according to http://www.fx-exchange.com). Wow. My tuition as a commuter at my local state U was over $6,000 US per semester, and that was over a decade ago.

    How far will the People’s Socialist Utopia of Canada have to go before its citizens are satisfied?

    And as an aside, can we please stop saying education is a “right.” I’m not sure I can really characterize it as a privilege either. I don’t know the word for it. “Education” reaches a saturation point, and I’m convinced that it comes around grade 6 or 7 for most kids. After that point, you are either intelligent enough to avail yourself of the opportunity to learn more, or you check out and are just biding time until you are of legal age to work. The conflation of intelligence with education must stop.

     
  2. Svar

    February 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Quebec really is Tardistan, huh?

     
  3. Will S.

    February 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Yep.

     
  4. Will S.

    February 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    @ Cranberry: LOL, no, tuition isn’t free up here; this isn’t France or Uruguay. 🙂

    But yes, it isn’t as expensive as in the States; and even though higher tuition is charged to foreigners, we still get a fair number of Americans coming up here to study, so it must still be competitive.

    Yeah, the ‘education is a right’ meme is bullshit. Education in terms of elementary reading, writing, and arithmetic, certainly, one could perhaps make a case that such are a right. But post-secondary education? Give me a break. Like you said, there’s too many people getting degrees.

     
  5. Will S.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    @ Svar: http://godscopybook.blogs.com/gpb/2012/02/petulant.html

    Another example of Quebec tarditude.

     
  6. Svar

    February 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I still don’t understand why you and Gerry T. Neal want to keep Canada together. Wouldn’t it be best to let the tards go?

    Also, if Western Canada has significantly less tards than either Central Canada(with all the libshits) or Quebec why should it have to put up with all of the tarditude of the latter?

    As you know, Amerika is loaded with tards and I would like to not be in the same country as them. I can only dream.

     
  7. Will S.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Because Quebec physically separates Atlantic Canada from Ontario and the West, so Canada would be in two pieces, separated by two foreign nations, if Quebec left.

    Oh, and also, some of us still might hope that someday, Quebecers will reconcile themselves to their Canadian-ness fully. It could happen.

    Canada’s too small for the pieces to be all that successful on their own. It’d be like Belgium breaking up; it might be better in some ways if it did, but in others, economically, no.

    Western Canada has its own tards – neo-con tards (mostly in Alberta). Not sure they’re much better off than Quebec, in that sense.

    Remember, there are only two first-world nations in this entire hemisphere – Canada and the United States. The rest are all developing countries; even Argentina and Uruguay, which are better off than most of the rest, are still considered developing countries in terms of their economies. We don’t need any more Uruguays, which is what the pieces of Canada might well be.

     
  8. Will S.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    But more importantly, as hinted in my second paragraph, some of us are sentimental and patriotic about the country we were born in. Not loving one’s own country, has always struck me as odd. Loving it, is natural. Hating the government while loving the country, is perfectly natural.

     
  9. Chris

    February 22, 2012 at 2:22 am

    C’est incroyable, n’est pas?

    Having exhausted my French… Will the West would happily Dump Ontario, the Maritimes AND Quebec. They would keep BC for the port if they could ensure Vancouver never voted…

    … and let Quebec & Toronto slide back into the backwater third world status they have wanted for so many years (of voting NDP and PQ). The local beavers are probably brighter.

     
  10. Will S.

    February 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

    @ Chris: Oh, I know about Western separatism, esp. in Alberta. I lived there for four years.

     
  11. Will S.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Secession is un-Canadian. We’re descended from the folks who didn’t want to cut the ties to Britain, and even when we became independent, we kept the Crown. Ergo, anyone today who is separatist, or anti-monarchist, is un-Canadian. (Admittedly, the term ‘un-Canadian’ is itself not particularly Canadian, though, since we always want to play nice. Not me, though; I’ll call it as I see it.)

     

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