New York goes tuition-free

April 11, 2017 | | Politico |

Tamara Draut, vice president of policy and research at Demos, one of the groups that has pushed tuition-free and debt-free college over the past few years, called New York’s plan “a step forward in returning to the days when students could work their way through public college without taking on debt.” But, Draut said, the design of the program means “the impact on reducing the need to borrow may be minimal, especially for first-generation, low-wealth students.”