Higher Education

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We live in a representative democracy — we choose our representatives, and they make policy choices on our behalf. Central to the success of any democracy is the ability of its people to be adequately informed about the issues of the day and the way in which their government works. In addition, an advanced society such as ours relies on the intellect and skills of its people to boost its economic vitality.

An important component to such successes is a quality, affordable system of higher education. NYPIRG has long promoted access to affordable, high quality college education for all students. Working with our sister organization, we have offered analyses that help make the case for enhanced state support for higher education institutions, both public and independent.

Water District Holds Informational Session  (Port Washington News, June 14, 2019)
Reformers ask JCOPE to seek independence in top staffer  (Albany Times-Union, June 12, 2019)
In Wake Of NYPIRG Report, Calls For EPA To Address Long Island Water Quality  (WSHU, June 10, 2019)
Students Rally To Close 'Gap' In New York’s Tuition Assistance Program  (WSKG, March 8, 2019)
Lawmakers Enter The Homestretch On The Higher Education Budget  (WAMC, March 4, 2019)
Governor Cuomo's Higher Education Budget  (WAMC, January 28, 2019)
Budget React-O-Mat  (Albany Times-Union, January 15, 2019)
Pre-paid college tuition plan gets a boost  (lbany Times-Union, December 26, 2018)
Tuition to the State's Public Colleges Could Increase Next Year  (Spectrum News, December 5, 2018)
Task force created by City Council recommends CUNY go tuition-free  (Gotham Gazette, June 1, 2018)
Resisting Trump, Gillibrand pushes legislation to protect students from predatory loan practices  (Black Star News, May 20, 2018)
CUNY Was Close to Stiffing Its Students - Until They Organized  (The Nation, May 15, 2018)
Students urge legislators to help in fight for higher ed. funding  (The Legislative Gazette, March 13, 2018)
Free SUNY tuition: No enrollment growth yet  (Democrat & Chronicle, December 19, 2017)
Assembly Faced with Education Issues in State Budget  (Spectrum News, December 5, 2017)
Excelsior Scholarship fails to cover majority of college costs  (Daily Freeman, December 3, 2017)
Forget tuition, students can't afford to get to class  (City & State, April 17, 2017)
Gov, lawmakers fail to agree on state budget deal  (Newsday, April 1, 2017)
Lawmakers have questions ahead of Gov. Cuomo's budget reveal  (WGRB Channel 6, January 16, 2017)
Blair Horner discusses the new Senate rules and Governor Cuomo's proposed SUNY and CUNY tuition plan on Capitol Pressroom  (WCNY, January 6, 2017)
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