State schools must become engines of economic mobility again: New York State is onto something

SOURCE: New York Daily News

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By Harold O. LevyFor decades, America’s public flagship universities offered a reasonably priced shot at higher education for millions of bright students in the states where they were brought up. Sadly, those days are waning, as the race for affluent out-of-state students begins to crush the ambitions of students with financial need-and, may soon, deprive our nation of their talents.Amid ongoing debate about former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett’s hypothesis — that rising student aid spurs rising tuition — one thing is clear: Students willing to pay full freight […]