Dec 12, 2012

And a little bit more on Eastern European public education

...or is it really public?
The Great Ruler and his party had done some bullsh.t previously, this is just the icing on the cake.
Read the whole story here.

Fact: from 450 in our university, the number of state-funded law student places was decreased to 50 last year, then to 0 now. Yes, you can get a second loan and start your life as a working man with millions of debt. It's the same with economics degrees, but wait, 90% of the Parliament is made up of people with degrees in these two.

This is what is happening right now.

I'm not out on the streets because a) I'm not a hippie (kidding... still not a hippie) and b) I have to study.
This is my little personal protest and, on the sidenote, I've lost all my faith in this govt.

13 comments:

  1. Wish you victory in this on-going-battle for a legal degree, Sir.

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    1. Many thanks! I could use an army of flying pigs for the good cause though!

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    2. They are on a transport to you as we digitize, Sir!

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  2. When the system is like it is in America, you know you've taken a wrong turn. Here getting a small break in the interest rate is considered a 'victory' for university students. The idea is to screw over the future generation, and thus the economic and intellectual vitality of the future, in exchange for creating more wealth for the banking industry by creating a near-indentured servant population starting their careers shackled to debt. I hate to see countries make the same mistake we've made.

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  3. Dude: you are not alone. New Zealand has been cutting funding to tertiary education for decades now. In a country crying out for skilled workers, they are offering little more than minimum wage when they get them. Australia's Federal Government has deregulated entry criteria, such that early enrolments have fallen off in several schools (whilst candidates try for the 'premium' universities), whereat they at once cut the courses from their propectus. The University of Western Sydney has, would you believe it, cut out its entire Economics course, for this reason - a panic measure in response to circumstances created by a stupid Government idea 'to create more competition', for Heaven's sake! Of course, it promptly had the contrary outcome, which will in the end cost the country far more that whatever nebulous gain that might have accrued from 'more competition'. The loonies are no worse in Hungary than they are in New Zealand or Australia, let me tell you!

    Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics have a lot to answer for.

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    1. Well, for one, this won't win them the next elections. I fear the moment when the Hungarian Great Leader's Party (they call themselves Fidesz) comes up with the 'competition' speech.

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    1. That's what I thought when I've first seen it.

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  5. It's getting like this everywhere now. We're living in a one world view, global economy where only the minority benefit and they do that off the backs of the poor.

    But I'm Irish and that's how things have always been for us. And people wonder why we drink and brawl :)

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  6. AS A STUDENT I AM WITH YOU BROTHER! I have had enough of the governments constant stupidity forget the economy of today we need qualified intelligent people to run the country tomorrow. the Rich and powerful are to few to fill those positions and yet if the governments carry on like this you will have to be rich and powerful if you want to be educated... AT THIS RATE WE WILL BE LIVING BACK IN THE 19th CENTURY. I hate all this and I like many other young people in New Zealand do not see my future or the future for my children in this country!

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    1. Thank you for your support. The conclusion must be the governing party and its govt. aren't qualified and intelligent people so they must think it isn't a necessity.

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