“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”
The New York Post reports:
Critics blast Cuomo’s free-college-tuition plan as a ‘sham’
Lawmakers are calling Gov. Cuomo’s free-college-tuition plan a “sham” because it won’t help as many students as promised and low-income students could still be stuck with big bills.
State legislators are picking apart Cuomo’s $163 million proposal — which would cover tuition at public colleges for in-state students whose families earn less than $100,000 — while slamming a provision that raises tuition at CUNY and SUNY by $250 per year.
“This is not about free tuition, it’s about shifting costs and putting added burdens on people in the city,” one legislator said. “This is a sham.”
Critics say the eligibility rules for the free-tuition program are too stringent for students who are enrolled part-time or have jobs outside class. Students must complete 120 credit hours in four years to remain eligible.
2 thoughts on “Lawmakers Call Cuomo’s Free College Plan for New York a Sham”
Notice the shift in the wording? The article starts off by saying that college is tuition-free. Then it says that it’s funded through a real estate transfer tax. That means that people will pay more in real estate taxes (including rentals) in order to transfer the wealth to the students.
That’s not “free”.
Comments are closed.