Do we really need to raise tuition fees?

Sunday, May 8, 2011


By Eric Martin and Simon Tremblay-Pepin

Judging by what we’ve been hearing every day lately, Quebec universities would appear to be severely underfunded, leaving them unable to provide a quality education and actively participate in the Quebec economy. People say that there’s no choice but to raise tuition fees. Besides, students will earn higher salaries once they graduate. So by going into debt, they are really making a profitable investment in their own human capital, or so we are told. But what’s the truth?

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