I hate it when people shit on the idea of accessible higher ed and do it in such unimaginative, dumb way:
But in 2016 Bernie Sanders made a big splash on the campaign trail with a plan to make college “free.” So Cuomo proposed and on Wednesday signed legislation to make tuition free at New York public colleges for anybody coming from a family making no more than $100,000 a year. . .
First, the law is regressive. It does nothing to help students from families earning less than $50,000 a year. Their tuition is already covered by other programs.
Second, it doesn’t make a dent in reducing the nontuition fees, like living expenses, textbooks and travel.
The law doesn’t end world hunger and put a stop to the war in Syria, so it must be horrible.
I hate this kind of idiotic argument.