Tuition-free community college is in vogue in Washington and New York City. President Biden recently publicized his intention to provide billions to community colleges as part of his “infrastructure” plan and his desire to collaborate with governors to push tuition-free community college. Last October, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer unveiled his plans to make CUNY community colleges tuition-free for everyone. Read More
Preliminary enrollment data from the State Education Department (SED) show that New York experienced the largest decline in public school enrollment in four decades. While the estimate is dramatic, it is also likely overly conservative. New Census data hint at a greater drop-off. Read More
Preliminary K-12 enrollment data released by the State Education Department (SED) in January suggests that public schools experienced a decline in enrollment of 66,424 K-12 students, or 2.6 percent compared to the 2019-20 school year. That would be the largest since 1981. Read More
The admission of coronavirus-positive patients into New York nursing homes under March 25 guidance from the New York State Department of Health was associated with a statistically significant increase in resident deaths. Read More
New York spends more per student on education than any state or country. According to the most recent national and international spending estimates, New York would retain that status even after cutting state funding to schools by 20 percent. Read More
"...the Empire Center is the think tank that spent months trying to pry Covid data out of Mr. Cuomo's government, which offered a series of unbelievable excuses for its refusal to disclose...five months after it (the Empire Center) sued, Team Cuomo finally started coughing up some of the records." -Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2021
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