By Howard Wolfson
The growing national movement to make college more affordable got a real boost when Gov. Cuomo unveiled a plan to make SUNY and CUNY tuition-free for thousands of New Yorkers. His proposal, which would zero out tuition for all families making under $125,000, is good news for those struggling to afford higher education.
The Legislature should approve it — especially because recent data demonstrates that New York’s public colleges are doing an especially strong job of helping New York families from the lower rungs of the economic ladder enter the middle class.
In a study released last month, Stanford economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues looked at colleges and universities across the nation to see which ones do the best job of admitting lower-income students and then helping those students graduate into meaningful middle-class jobs.
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)