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Old Jan 30, 04
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DAY OF ACTION Feb 4: Students across Canada against tuition fee increase

This comming Wednsday Feb 4th: DAY OF ACTION!!!

Students and future students are incuraged to join together at
1:00pm at the Down Town Art Gallery

In the past two years tuition fees in BC alone have gone up from 70-200%!!! OCH!!!

Call on the Federal Government to:
-Restore federal funding to post-secondary education
-Establish standards of quality, accessibility and transferability

Call on the Provinchal Government (Camble :sick: ) to:
-Increase funding for Post-Secondary education
-Legislate tuition fee reduction


I feel very lucky to be offerd free room and board by parents while in schoool, otherwise I wouldnt be in school this year. Im sure there are a lot of you suffering or struggleing already with fees or can only dream about being able to afford post secondary one day. Education is a right kids!


Im hopeing to be able to make it down town on wed... Anyone else going to join 1000's of students?

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Old Jan 30, 04
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i would be there..... if i wasn't paying all that money to be in school

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Old Jan 30, 04
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i think im gonna go..we're all walking from our school over to the gallery. school fee's are really ridarculous..i cant see myself taking this loan every semester and having it pay off.. hmmm

ppl at my school are really gung ho about this protest.. im still deciding if i want to miss class for it, but i defiantely support it.
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Old Jan 30, 04
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btw: those attending post-secondary... look into what your school is planing for this day.

Capp students there will be busses leaving the college at 12:30 to drop you off down town. Now GO rally!
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Old Jan 30, 04
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yea too bad this is exactly the reason why i quit my post-secondary education.. at least for a year or so, can't fucking afford it anymore!
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Old Jan 30, 04
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Im a night class student so ill be giving up homework time...

There is supose to be music, guest speakers, and rallys going on. Im sure the day will go on till it gets out of hand :P

Besides many teachers and admin suport this rally as well. You see what there expectionfor classes? You could be totaly off the hook?
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Old Jan 31, 04
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All post secondary students should make a n effort to attend
I understand gradual tuition increases -- but so much all at once?

I think it's a bit ridiculous
lend your voice for your fellow students

I sure don't look forward to the tuition bill I'm gonna get when I go back to do grad work
Ug.
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Old Jan 31, 04
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they should make a bc tuition protest day that students can have off. like christmas but with less hugs and more angry slogans. it seems this dance gets danced every year.
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Old Jan 31, 04
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Sounds like a good place to meet chicks, too.

P.S. Critical Mass ride today, art gallery 4:30 :)
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Old Jan 31, 04
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too bad im an economics student and can see the point of how assinine complaing about raises in tuition fees is....there is nothing you cna do about it
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Old Jan 31, 04
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All post secondary students should make a n effort to attend
I understand gradual tuition increases -- but so much all at once?

its because they had a tuition freeze for seven years before...of course theres gonna be a huge shock.
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Old Jan 31, 04
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All post secondary students should make a n effort to attend
I understand gradual tuition increases -- but so much all at once?
Making up for lost time since the freeze. Though anything bigger these days is just getting ludicrous.

Course, I remember going to one of these protests in 2000. SURE DID A LOT OF GOOD.

I want my freeze back.
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Old Jan 31, 04
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its because they had a tuition freeze for seven years before...of course theres gonna be a huge shock.
Again I agree with your post Sean. BC has had it good for 7 years. Although, it suxs that the increase is such a large amount in such a short period of time. Especially in the last 3 years.

Thank god for scholarships and grands from the government. Also for a part-time job. :c-tard:

F.Y.I. the average post-secondary graduate makes an average of $500,000 more than the average non-post graduate in a life time.

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Old Jan 31, 04
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school is cheap for us, i want to complain, but i know i shouldnt.
we should pay for the amazing education we receive. be thank ful we dont have to pay for highschool.

plus i cant miss class
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Old Jan 31, 04
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Its called inflation and there is nothing you can do about it
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Old Jan 31, 04
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it's a bit greedy to complain about rising tuition fees when the public is still paying 70% - 80% of the cost of YOUR education so that afterwards YOU can earn far more than you would otherwise. you're paying less than $4000 a year!! jesus, this is by far the best investment you'll ever make..
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Old Feb 01, 04
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^excuse me, but im paying over $4000 this year.

This is quite heart breaking to here of the lack of suport.

For a student to pay for RENT, TRANSIT, FOOD, and TUISION.... is ardly avordable to a person living alone. Also take into account that MOST students arnt able to find jobs paying more then minimum wage and are also flexible with your school hours and study needs.

Right now the AVERAGE student is $25,000 in loan debt.

If we let tuision fees increase even more... its goiong to turn out only the children of dr.'s will be dr.'s

If you look at some Europian countrys and Australia; their post secondary students pay close to NOTHING!

The attidudes you guys are showing are what lets the government continue to do what they want.

Just remember Educaiton is your RIGHT, not just for people who can avored it.
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Old Feb 01, 04
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fukn so expensive..@ sfu im payin around 2200 semester...grrrr campbell
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Old Feb 01, 04
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i donno... there are plenty of countries that make you pay even for highschool. and bc has pretty fuckin low tuition costs, dont get me wrong i get sad when i pay my tuition, and not to mention my monthly fees, my books, and all my shop fees and supplies.
i would love to have the tuition dropped, but i also realize that i am getting what i am paying for, an extremely amazing education.
you have to take into count bc's economy right now, and how fucked up it is at the moment.
some rights have to be earned, education is one of them. at least we can go to hospital and receive care without being quesitoned about insurance first.
the government doesnt jsut take money and throw it away, its obviously going somewhere (yes into their pockets, but also into things like medical)
im paying over $5000 for my year this year and thats keeping it cheap on supplies. my brother in halifax is paying over $10,000. plus his living expenses and his supplies.... i dont feel the need to complain as much.
bc needs to buck up and pull up its socks and realize that we cant keep coasting on through, inflation is everywhere.
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Old Feb 02, 04
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The taxes in European countries are huge comapred to here, so either way you are going to be paying for it, so suck it up.
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Old Feb 02, 04
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I'm really glad I went the trade route.

When I do go back to school in a few years, it will cost me over $45000.
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Old Feb 02, 04
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Just remember Educaiton is your RIGHT, not just for people who can avored it.
oh snap, that's a quoter.
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Old Feb 02, 04
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Just remember Educaiton is your RIGHT, not just for people who can avored it.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! STOP RAISING TUITION PRICES SO THIS PERSON CAN LEARN HOW TO FUCKING SPELL "EDUCATION" AND "AFFORD"!!!
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Old Feb 02, 04
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oh snap, that's a quoter.
You FUCK! You beat me to it!
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Old Feb 03, 04
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too bad im an economics student and can see the point of how assinine complaing about raises in tuition fees is....there is nothing you cna do about it
i know.. why would the gov't care about students that would fall for their tricks near voting time.
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