Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Funding crucial for students

  • Print
University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association president Laura Rempel speaks to U of M graduate students about the proposed fee hike in May.

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Enlarge Image

University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association president Laura Rempel speaks to U of M graduate students about the proposed fee hike in May. Photo Store

Brianne Goertzen's article highlights one of our society's mistakes respecting post-secondary (No basis for fee hike in continuing fees for graduate students (June 18).

It is illogical that we fully fund elementary and high school education, then impose tuition fees on students who wish to continue their education at universities or technical schools.

Since we have long recognized the vital role of education in society and already fund more than 80 per cent of the costs of universities and technical schools, why do we make it extremely difficult for many students to continue with higher learning? Why should graduates be burdened with debt upon graduation?

Why can't we recognize the stupidity in all of this and properly fund the full costs of tuition for all students whose grades prove their commitment to learning?

 

Al Mackling

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 19, 2014 A8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Your top TV picks for this week - December 8-12

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100527-Winnipeg Free Press THe Provencher Foot Bridge is lit up
  • Jia Ping Lu practices tai chi in Assiniboine Park at the duck pond Thursday morning under the eye of a Canada goose  - See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge Day 13- May 17, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google