Who Would Qualify for Free College?

Before we return to our discussion of “free college,” I have to share with you my two favorite T shirts from our vacation to Mexico. The first one read, “Good friends don’t let you do stupid things … Alone.” The second one read, “You can’t scare me, I have 5 daughters.”

As promised in the last column when we introduced the subject, in this column we will begin talking about some of the many “DETAILS” that come up when you talk with taxpayers who don’t accept the proposition that college is somehow necessary today to be successful, so that free college of some sort is just an extension of our free K-12 system. Governor Cuomo put it this way when he introduced his proposal: “This society should say, ‘We’re going to pay for college because you need college to be successful.’”

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