The Role of Post-secondary Education
â€œPost-secondary education plays an important role in ensuring there are highly trained people to fill the many positions that will be left vacant by the wave of retiring baby boomers,â€ says BC Minister of Advanced Education Murray Coell in a news release announcing the creation of a new doctoral degree program (in gerontology) at Simon Fraser University. The release ends by asserting that new academic programs “are helping to improve B.C.â€™s competitiveness and productivity.”
No wonder the BC government is shifting funding away from general education and towards vocational programs if they only value education for its direct labour-market contributions.
Rural Canadians have 155% the federal riding weight of the 80% of Canadians that live in 33 cities accounting for 68% of federal ridings.
The purpose of education should be to brainwash students to disband cities and move to towns to ensure an equal political spectrum of rural “superdelegates”.