U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr.’s statement on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal:

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U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr.’s statement on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal:

January 3, 2017

“Making college more affordable and accessible for all Americans is critical to President Obama’s goal of having the highest share of college graduates in the world and to ensuring America’s long-term economic prosperity. That’s why the President has called on Congress to make two years of community college free so that students can earn the skills needed to succeed in the workforce or the first half of a bachelor’s degree at no cost. While Congress hasn’t acted on legislation that has been introduced in both chambers, states like New York and various cities are taking important steps to make this a reality for students and families. I applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his leadership in expanding the doors of opportunity for New Yorkers, particularly those who otherwise may not be able to afford it.”