Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NDP not the party of students

The NDP always likes to crow about being the party standing up for students. At the recent Carleton clubs day while I was working the CUYL table, I can't tell you how many NDP'er came up snearing about how bad McGuinty was, and telling baldfaced CFS-fueled lies about his record on education.

Well, the NDP's actions around the York strike are proving that the NDP may be a party of standing up for it's Big Labour buddies, but it is not the party of students.

This one comment completely sums up why students cannot trust the NDP:

"I know the NDP have a leadership convention coming up and, from what I've been reading, it's been 'who can seem more anti-management at Queen's Park and put on a show?' " he said. "I think a lot of students are sick of being used as pawns."


KC said...

The NDP wants to make this about underfunding of education, which is just silly. If the government is going to invest more in education it should towards making tangible improvements to the students' experience (ie less student debt, better school experience); not towards increase staff salaries.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is completely irresponsible for the NDP to be opposed to starting classes at York. It shows such a lack of consideration for the poor students.