In his 2014 book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, Henry Giroux described neoliberalism as: "an attack undermining all forms of solidarity capable of challenging market driven values and social relations, promoting the virtues of an unbridled individualism almost pathological in its disdain for community, social responsibility, public values and the public good” This pretty much … Continue reading Brian Pallister’s Dystopian Plan for Postsecondary Education in Manitoba
Post-secondary education supports bite the dust
Now that Manitoba’s universities have had time to digest what the 2018 budget cuts mean for them, they are starting to react. Anyone who has been to university, or works at one, understands the importance of the campus library. The library provides, intellectually speaking, essential services to students, professors and instructors. It seems unthinkable that … Continue reading Post-secondary education supports bite the dust
Post-Secondary Education: For Elites Only?
Of course we knew that the Pallister government would be going after public education. Last week it held hearings on its Bill 31. As this CBC blog explains, “Bill 31, introduced in March and debated this week at the Manitoba Legislature, will permit university tuition fees to increase up to five per cent, plus the … Continue reading Post-Secondary Education: For Elites Only?
KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review
For those of us who value a Manitoba built on a foundation of compassion and social and economic fairness, the recently released Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review is deeply troubling. If implemented by the Pallister government, the $740,000 KPMG Report will have far reaching, and in some cases irreversible implications for Manitoba. The report's recommendations include job cuts, … Continue reading KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review
Students Say “NO” to the Pallister Government’s Tuition Hikes
The following post originally appeared in The Manitoban, University of Manitoba's student newspaper. Over the past two years, I have had the great pleasure of working with and representing students in Manitoba. While serving as the provincial chairperson of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Federation of Students, I’ve heard many concerns, experiences, and anxieties from … Continue reading Students Say “NO” to the Pallister Government’s Tuition Hikes