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Making the Most of a “Promise”



by Matt Gandal

Free college. It’s now a reality for high school graduates in New York and Rhode Island, which recently joined Tennessee, Oregon, Minnesota and more than 200 communities in instituting “college promise” programs to help any high school graduate who qualifies pay for college.

These promises are highly attractive educationally, economically and politically. They remove what is one of the most significant barriers for the student who’s seeking a post-secondary certificate or degree – cost – and open doors to lifelong economic prosperity.

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