|Since this was brought up another thread, what do you think the government and/or schools should to do to bring down the cost of tuition?
Step 1: Cut a hole in a box.
Step 2: Put a moratorium on rising tuition.
It is possible, and I remember the Ontario government promised to do it when they were elected in 2006, and then raised tuition almost right away.
Step 3: Ensure that the school is spending its money effectively.
My university had billboard ads everywhere, many of which didn't even mention the school's name. Just "It Starts Here." They were even in the middle of nowhere (like halfway through a 100-mile highway that connected two random small towns in Quebec).
Step 4: As a theoretical alternative (and I don't mean to offend those that this idea does not cover), perhaps giving tax breaks to those who a) complete their degrees, and/or b) those whose jobs/careers are in the field they were educated in, thus acknowledging that the person has become a more valuable member of society for their education.
Step 5: Corporate sponsorships, or advertisements within the school.
I wouldn't be offended if the school got money for putting ads on some of the walls. The school gets more money, so needs less of mine. I remember the city I went to school in was going to try and do that with bus stations, naming the main transit stops after the companies they're close to.
Step 6: A slight raise in taxes (or keeping taxes the same, with less spending elsewhere, depending on your political leaning, I guess) and give extra government funds directly to the school, which would, again, decrease the amount each student would need to give.
Anyways, just a few thoughts I had.
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