Canada Kicks Ass
Cut university enrolment by 30%, expand colleges,


ShepherdsDog @ Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:10 pm ... -1.3014893

Canada would be better off if universities admitted 30 per cent fewer students every year and the college and polytechnical system got more of a focus, a report commissioned by the Canadian Council for Chief Executives says.

The report, written by Ken Coates, a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, looks at the imbalances inherent in Canada's education system and concludes that neither students nor the economy are well-served by the status quo.

Coates says short-term thinking by schools and policy-makers is just as much to blame as a bias against so-called "blue collar" jobs by families and young people.

Put together, the result is that the current glut of ill-trained university graduates is being flooded into an economy that by and large has no use and no demand for them.

I'd go even further than 30%. Some faculties should have even further limitations, such as Education.


DrCaleb @ Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:26 pm

Or English Lit degrees - aka: Would you like to see our dessert menu?


BartSimpson @ Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:41 pm

Womyn's Studies would be a nice thing to ditch, too.