Thursday, April 12, 2007

Az tishbat haaretz

For the third day now, the undergrads at all Israeli universities are striking. That means all undergrad classes are cancelled (including the mixed grad/undergrad classes I'm in, since we grad students have decided to boycott them in sympathy with the undergrads). It gives me some free time, although grad-only classes, assignments, and research projects go on as normal.

Apparently the complaint is that tuition is too high. Seeing as average tuitions in the U.S. are literally 15 times higher than here, I find it just a little hard to sympathize. There was an editorial in Haaretz calling for a raise in tuition along with government loans for those who have trouble affording it. That sounds reasonable. But then again, this country was never known for its reasonableness.

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