Students Today Pay 45% More Tuition vs. a Decade Ago

Undergraduate students today pay 45% more in tuition than students did a decade ago.

Meanwhile, government funding for post-secondary education has declined by 20% since the early 1990s. Between 1999 and 2012 Student debt grew by 44%. Reduced funding and higher tuition limits access to education for the working class.

When CEGEP and university students in Quebec rose up opposing a 75% tuition increase, the police, enforcers of the Canadian state, reacted in violent brutality against protesters. In 2013, at a protest in Victoriaville police used rubber bullets against students resulting in a student losing vision in one eye.

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