Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT): Fighting Privatization

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT): Fighting Privatization

As governments cut public funding to universities and college, privatization is increasingly touted as a simple solution to complex problems. Privatization can take many forms on campuses, including the greater reliance on private donations and contracts, the contracting out of services, the creation of private programs within existing public universities and colleges, and the establishment of fully private institutions.

Where we stand

CAUT believes privatization is not the answer to the challenges confronting post-secondary education. Rather, it is only through a serious and renewed investment in public universities and colleges that the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada can be enhanced.

Resources

Policy Statements and Resolutions

Publications and Briefs