Higher cost of higher ed­u­ca­tion

Winnipeg Free Press - - YOUR SAY -

Re: Tuition hike ‘worst at­tack on stu­dents in 20 years’ (Oct. 26)

U of M was very top-heavy with ad­min­is­tra­tive staff and dozens of pro­fes­sors emer­i­tus back in the day when I was an un­der­grad­u­ate. As far as I can make out, this sit­u­a­tion has wors­ened in the pe­riod since. In­stead of mak­ing the stu­dents pay for bu­reau­cratic sin, why not do the re­verse?

— USER-7211019

@user-7211019: The ex­plo­sion in “ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port” is in stu­dent sup­port ar­eas in­clud­ing men­tal health, ac­com­mo­da­tions, anx­i­ety man­age­ment, stu­dent life, ca­reer plan­ning, re­cruit­ment. This is the same as uni­ver­si­ties across the western hemi­sphere. Stu­dents come from high school ex­pect­ing to be “sup­ported” and their par­ents ex­pect them to be sup­ported. Stu­dents will be/are pay­ing for “in loco par­en­tis.” Maybe if they showed some in­de­pen­dence and com­pe­tence

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