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Dr. Gail O. Mellow, LaGuardia President, on Governor Cuomo’s Tuition-Free College Proposal


Long Island City, NY (March 30, 2017)—In an essay in City & State New York, LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow relates Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior proposal to the push for free, universal high school education more than 75 years ago. If enacted by the New York State legislature, Excelsior would make college tuition-free for students throughout New York State who are seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and whose families make less than $125,000 annually. Dr. Mellow argues that Excelsior, as well as the various new programs around the country for free college tuition, reflects a national resetting of the minimal education standards for what young people need in order to be competitive in today’s economy.


Please click here to read her essay.


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