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Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Post Secondary Students work hard enough 

In one of the wealthiest provinces of one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the typical post secondary student still has problems making ends meet in University life without making substantial sacrifices.

At the University of Alberta, students in the faculties of Law and Medicine recently sustained the infamous tuition hike. This well-publicized tuition hike isn't good for anybody - and the Minister of Learning did nothing to avert it. Huge government surpluses continue to line the taxpayer purse, but a viciously conservative tory lion continually thwarts our attempts to compromise with the money that these students deserve.

Does it really have to be this way? If the provincial government is responsible for the education sector, why aren't they being responsible with the education sector? Believe me, I'm realistic. I know that money doesn't pop out when special people fart, and that big bucks already support the post-secondary education sector. What I also know, however, is that if somebody needs first-aid - giving half your effort to saving their life just isn't enough.

Maybe Ralph'll come and stop by the campus food bank to see what things are like in the world of a starving student.

He probably shouldn't though.

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