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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Preserving and Strengthening Access
Lisa S. Coico
President, The City College of New York
Ever since Townsend Harris established The Free Academy, the precursor to The City College of New York, in 1847, access to affordable public higher education has been a pathway to upward mobility for millions of Americans. I happen to be one of them.
American Success Depends on Expanding Access to Higher Ed
Dr. David Svaldi
President, Adams State University
A careful look at credential completion rates, which have become of interest to both state and national politicians, reveals that completion rates for low-income students haven't really improved over the last 50 years.
The Battle for the Future of Access to Higher Education
Political and Social Commentator
These cuts, along with a doubling of the Stafford Loan interest rate and an ending of loan interest subsidies for enrolled students, threaten to significantly alter the social mobility of an entire generation.
Make Public Colleges Free for All Who Qualify
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Founder and president, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
College or advanced training is more important than ever, yet we are making it less and less affordable. College tuition is soaring because the state contribution to budgets is being slashed. We're privatizing public colleges piecemeal by putting more and more of the costs on the students.
Why It's Imperative That Everyone Have Access to Higher Education
Vice President, University of Illinois; Chancellor, UIC; John ...
Developing a more robust economy, clean energy, new technologies and new ways to alleviate human suffering will only be achieved by giving everyone who wants to make a meaningful contribution to society the education to do so.
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