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Governor Cuomo's Free Tuition Expansion

By Emily Bramhall Published January 1, 2017

New York Governor Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship expands tuition-free college to the middle-class New Yorkers. However, the scholarship comes with stringent requirements that emphasizes on-time graduation, and these requirements may actually be a barrier to college completion for some.

Trump and School Choice

By Emily Bramhall Published January 1, 2017

In a time when many believe the United States public schools are failing its students, Donald Trump's proposed solution is to commit federal dollars to promote school-choice among the states. School-choice vouchers have the potential to take resources away from struggling public schools. Are the benefits worth the cost?