Socialism at its finest: Most NY kids can’t get any of that vaunted ‘free’ education

American Thinker: Back in the Occupy days, “free education for all” was the daily socialist battle cry.  And sure enough, New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo eventually handed it to them in a much ballyhooed rollout, of free scholarships to all New York residents, to any state school, in 2017.  Free stuff!  The protesters won!

Here’s what NBC reported at the time:

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.

The state’s Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next three years, starting with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000.

The income cap will increase to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019.

While states like California and Georgia have comprehensive grant and scholarship programs for four-year college as well, New York’s is the nation’s only truly universal program – with no requirements other than residency and income, and no caps on the amount [sic] of residents who can receive full tuition.

Turns out the free rides weren’t so free, actually.  Seventy percent of New York’s students got rejected for them, and not because they couldn’t read or something.  more here

3 Comments on Socialism at its finest: Most NY kids can’t get any of that vaunted ‘free’ education

  1. Heh, heh, heh … never give a sucker an even break.

    Stupid fucks … promise the Moon, give em the finger – they fall for it every time.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  2. I think universal public college tuition coverage for working is a very good idea! As today we have a lot of private schools, universities or courses, but still, not everyone can effort it or cover the payment. But it always depends on a person’s attitude to education – some people prefer to use sites like Edu Birdie and do not care about learning very much, and some people really want to learn but have not enough opportunities. I greet the idea of public college tuition.

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