Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Students feeling pressure of tuition squeeze
Publication:
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Mar 2007, p. 6


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Dear editor, After reading the recent headline (March 2), Cost of university education can increase in the coming years, I became infuriated. We live in a society where credentialism reigns, and an individual is subject to lose countless opportunities, based solely on the fact that they did not acquire a post-secondary diploma. Schools, parents and even the government all steer students towards obtaining a post-secondary degree, but are students being guided towards an inaccessible dream? There is a considerable gap between students from low-income families, who are able to access Ontario Student Assistance Program, and high-income families, who can comfortably provide financial security for their child throughout their postsecondary career. Middle-income families are neglected, leaving students in this income range struggling to find a balance between working a part-time job and completing schoolwork. The deregulation of tuition fees provides a pessimistic view of the future for prospective students, hindering their capabilities, in an attempt to finance their tuition.


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Newspaper
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Date of Publication:
21 Mar 2007
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Personal Name(s):
Beedham, Chloe
Local identifier:
Halton.News.220243
Language of Item:
English
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Letters to the Editor...Students feeling pressure of tuition squeeze