Canadian Association of University Teachers Supports the Day of Action


CAUT_ACPPU.gifPost-secondary education is a public good that benefits the whole of society. Skyrocketing tuition fees, rising student debt, fewer faculty, larger class sizes, program cuts, and the commercialization of research are all symptoms of chronic public underfunding. 

 On behalf of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, we want to express our support for the Canadian Federation of Students’ National Day of Action on November 2, 2016 to mobilize for a universal, tuition-free system of post-secondary education across Canada.  

Post-secondary education is a public good that benefits the whole of society. Skyrocketing tuition fees, rising student debt, fewer faculty, larger class sizes, program cuts, and the commercialization of research are all symptoms of chronic public underfunding. By failing to make the needed investments in post-secondary education, governments are limiting access, compromising quality, and promoting the increased casualization of academic labour.  

The strong and effective voice of students is vital if we are to succeed in reversing the shocking escalation in tuition fees that have made our universities and colleges less accessible and has burdened students with unacceptable levels of debt.  

We are proud to stand with you in this initiative and congratulate you on the leadership the Canadian Federation of Students has shown over the years to promote a fully accessible post-secondary education.  

 

Yours sincerely,

David Robinson Executive Director

James Compton President

 

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