More and more students, professors and administrative staff are turning to Twitter to voice their opinions regarding university matters.  Photo: Flickr/Mallix

More and more students, professors and administrative staff are turning to Twitter to voice their opinions regarding university matters. Photo: Flickr/Mallix

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Twitter users share their 2 cents on education cuts

The morning after the Nova Scotia government announced a three per cent funding cut to all N.S. universities, the #nspoli hastag is getting a workout.

Yesterday the N.S. government announced that it would be cutting funding to universities by three per cent in 2012-2013.  The announcement generated a lot of official, and unhappy, responses from student unions, student associations and the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents.  Now that the news has circulated, many people have taken to Twitter to voice their own responses.  

With a quick look through all tweets made with the #nspoli hashtag, you can get the sense that the concern caused by the cuts isn't just about money - there is also some concern about the need for higher education.

 

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