OLD NEWS HOWEVER, worth sharing regardless: New York making state colleges tuition-free for middle class, poor
The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered.Good development to be sure, however, I really want to de-emphasize the idea that college is what like high school. Now we're just further enforcing that idea that college is another entitlement and you need it now more than ever.
“College is today what high school was 50 years ago,” Cuomo said on a radio interview Sunday on AM 970 in New York City. “If you’re a young person who wants success and a career, a college education is necessary.
It also further enforces the idea of college as expected of young people. Let's be careful with this messaging, college isn't for everyone especially graduating seniors who've yet to figure out what they want to do.
h/t Capitol Fax