9 February 2016

On the topic of 'Free' University Educations

To those who keep demanding the government pay for full post secondary school education: think this one through carefully. If we do this, universities will lose what little independence they have left. Research will be propped up or stopped for political reasons. What is acceptable will change with each election. The government will have a say in your education- a greater say than they have now. The people who run the public school system will be running the universities and colleges.

I am not saying universities are well run now. I know very well just how badly they can be run. But handing them over to the government may be the one and only way they could be run worse.

Full funding, I fear, is something that will in the long run turn out to be a cure worse than the disease.

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