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France has a national higher ed promotion agency – why not us?


 

Every time I read a story like this, I shake my head. While the rest of the world is adjusting to the globalization of the higher education market; we continue to restrain ourselves with 1867 thinking. to drift along with the status quo.


 
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France has a national higher ed promotion agency – why not us?

  1. This isn’t a constitutional issue. If Canadian institutions wanted to market themselves jointly to the world, they could and would. To date, they have chosen not to, preferring to do their marketing individually. It may be goofy and myopic, but it’s not a constitutional issue.

  2. Higher education should be a federal issue. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again:

    Suggesting that university education is the sole responsibility of government is ridiculous. To suggest that university education is the sole responsibility of private interests is ridiculous. It’s this silly ideological stalemate that stops effective action from taking place. Government needs to make sure that education is affordable and accessible. Private interests need to make sure that education is efficient and of high quality. Having the federal government facilitate this relationship would be very beneficial.

  3. I remember your comment along the same lines about Qatar. It would help your case if you could identify at least one concrete benefit that people in France and Qatar get out of having the sort of national higher-ed bureaucracy that we podunk Canadians lack.

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