Teach me, teacher

Okay, I just read the press release from the Canadian Association of University Teachers urging the NB government to reject the post secondary task force recommendations.

“No other province in Canada has downgraded a university into a polytechnic – it is usually the other way around,” said Greg Allain, CAUT president.

Okay, I am taking a poll. The task force says that a polytechnic is not a ‘downgrade’ and that it is a research-intensive and focused approach. He cites CalTech, Virginia Tech and several schools in Europe as examples.

So which is it? A better model for Saint John and the North or a downgrade?

Teach me, teacher.