NATIONAL POST – Statistics Canada recently released new data on the narrowing earnings gap between high school graduates and those with a university bachelor’s degree. There’s nothing particularly new about this, but it adds to a mounting body of evidence showing that what Canadians have been led to believe about the cash value of a university education is, for a great many people, simply not true.
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Ken Coates: Politics of Higher Education
TVO – The Agenda with Steve Paikin: An estimated 2/3 of all new jobs in Ontario will require some form of post-secondary education. What can be done to influence the education choices of future graduates to make sure they will have the…
What to Consider if you are Considering Univerity
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Failing the ‘average’ Canadian
NATIONAL POST – Statistics Canada recently released new data on the narrowing earnings gap between high school graduates and those with a university bachelor’s degree. There’s nothing particularly new about this, but it adds to a mounting body of evidence showing that what Canadians have been led to believe about the cash value of a university education is, for a great many people, simply not true. Read More
Wage Gap Between High School Grads and Degree Holders Narrows
CBC NEWS WITH PETE EVANS – The gap between the earnings of a college or university degree graduate and what someone with a high school diploma makes is narrowing, Statistics Canada research released today shows.
Should college and university professors attach “trigger warnings” to certain kinds of course material?
cbc.ca THE CURRENT WITH MARIA TREMONTI – A student Senate motion at the U of California asks professors to include warnings on course material that could trigger damaging emotional reactions in students. Some see this awareness as positive. Other see an attempt to coddle and Censure.
But not everyone is on board with these policies and some worry that efforts to protect students will end up stifling academic freedom and free speech.
For their thoughts on where the right balance lies, we were joined by three people.
- Ken Coates is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He’s also the author of Campus Confidential: 100 Startling Things You Don’t Know About Canadian Universities. Ken Coates was in Saskatoon.
- Carrie Rentschler is the Director of the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. She was in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Raechel Tiffe is a Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Merrimack College. She was in North Andover, Massachusetts.
Coates & Morrison: Kathleen Wynne’s latest bad idea
A recent news release from the Government of Ontario, although re-stating old news, invited universities to “submit proposals for new or expanded campuses in under-served areas.” The goal: add 60,000 university spaces to the already large Ontario system to permit more students to study closer to home. This announcement is a one of two things: an early April Fools’ joke or an impending provincial election. Picking up from former Premier Dalton McGuinty, who never saw an educational commitment he did not like, Premier Kathleen Wynne appears determined to return to university inducements to boost the Liberal party’s electoral fortunes. These bribes, which is what they were — particularly the tuition rebates hastily announced mid-campaign — were costly vote-getters during the last election. The Liberals clearly believe they will work again.
Professor calls polytechnics ‘winning answer for the 21st Century’
MYSIAST NEWS – Dr. Ken Coates said, over the next decade, SIAST is “the right thing for the right time.” But he also challenged SIAST management, faculty and staff to think ahead in order to make the institution stronger as a polytechnic.