Letter: Show me the money

By John McMurray

Editor, the Gauntlet,

The university seems like a good place to have an intelligent debate about funding. Instead of just “don’t raise my tuition” the students should have ideas on where to get the money to keep tuitions low. Shall we pull it from the low income housing programs? Maybe take it from the secondary education system. How about spending less on health care in Alberta and more on post secondary? Should we reduce infrastructure costs? Raise the gasoline tax?

“Don’t cut my government funding” just makes the students into another narrow interest group trying to take money from taxpayers. Surely all those intelligent, creative students can come up with some ideas besides “Not me.”

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