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The Canadian Student Federation demonstrations yesterday

led me their Declaration of Student Rights. I hate documents like this. I can't tell if they are legitimate statements of principle or just bargaining tools. The basic thrust seems to be that post-secondary education should be *whatever* the student body decides it is at *any* given moment, no matter what. It obscures and trivializes more important and immediate issues. Ultimately, it begs the question: why go to school at all? If all you want to do is be learned, read a book. Schools exist beyond any one student's tenure and make their decisions accordingly.

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James Fallows : Inside the Leviathan ←  → This isn't just a tie-clip, buddy