Posted by Nick Falvo under bubble, education, fiscal federalism, health care, post-secondary education, privatization, social policy, student debt, student movement, US, user fees.
January 5th, 2012
An article in yesterday’s Village Voice looks at the rising costs of post-secondary education (PSE) in the United States. It points to research suggesting that the “biggest single factor” contributing to the rising cost of PSE for both private and public institutions is the cost of employee health benefits.
I would infer from the above that, insofar as Canada moves towards increased privatization of its health care system, our own PSE institutions will face increased financial challenges. Very likely, this would result in both tuition fees and student debt rising even faster than is currently the case.