Let’s end today with a couple of education stories:
An education thinktank believes that the government of Ontario should increase university tuition by 25% in order to deal with the recession. Their thinking is that this will keep the quality of education at the current level. Of course, the middle class will no doubt call “shenanigans” on this plan and bounce the government if they go through with this.
But maybe there is a point to raising tuition. After all, look where the economy went with the current education system. If somehow dumb people can be filtered out of the education system, then that would help the everyone out a whole bunch. After all, there’s a fair number of people that have shitloads of book smarts but are an unmitigated disaster if you take them away from a text book.
The second story comes from Connecticut’s education system. In what also could be considered governmental suicide, Linda McMahon (yes, the same that is married to Vince McMahon and is the CEO of the WWE) has been appointed to the Connecticut state board of education. At the very least, I’m sure she’ll have some unique solutions to deal with problems in the classroom.
And just because I can put it here, Total Pro Sports points out something curling fans already know.
25% Tuition Hike Touted [Toronto Star]
Linda McMahon Piledrives Her Way Onto Board of Education [Rumors & Rants]