Flawed Plan to Retain MillennialsJuly 14, 2017 |
by Madelyn Harwood
Starting last month, students were able to start applying for New York’s taxpayer-funded college program.
Lawmakers hope subsidizing tuition will entice young New Yorkers to stay in the Empire State. As public policy goes, it won’t work.
Supporters of the program characterized the legislation as a way to help families struggling with mounting student debt. While their intentions may be good, the strings attached to the scholarships suggest there’s more to the story.