New Mexico is hoping to make college tuition free for all state residents

New Mexico is hoping to make college tuition free for all state residents looking to attend its public institutions in the first plan of its kind in the U.S., the governor announced Wednesday.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the program would apply to all 29 of the state’s two- and four-year public colleges and universities and all New Mexico families, regardless of their income, for the fall 2020 semester.
“This program is an absolute game-changer for New Mexico,” Grisham said in a statement. “Higher education in this state, a victim of the recession, has been starved in recent years.”
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/mexico-announces-plan-offer-free-college-tuition-state-154100961–abc-news-topstories.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca
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When I read this news, I started crying. In twenty-five years at Community College I had hundreds of conversations with students in my office—panic stricken, teary, in debt, dropping out, and yes-—homeless and living in cars with their children. Of course staying in college all came down to money. This initiative won’t solve every social ill—and it still has to pass into law. But it is the best news I’ve heard in a very long time. Thank you Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and all who created this vision.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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