Breaking: New Mexico is set to announce, today, the furthest reaching state proposal yet for free college. Both 2 and 4-year public schools would be free for all students, even those whose families could afford to pay.
“The program, which is expected to be formally announced by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday and still requires legislative approval, would apply to all 29 of the state’s two- and four-year public institutions.”
Whoa. New Mexico, long one of the poorest states in the nation, is proposing free college tuition for *all* state residents, regardless of income. The plan, which needs lege approval, intends to use climbing oil revenue to help cover the costs.
Anyone who cares about higher education should be keeping an eye on New Mexico's free college proposal. Here's my super-quick take on the good and the concerning here
New Mexico wants to make tuition at its public colleges and universities free for all state residents, regardless of family income. If approved, the program will use climbing oil revenues to cover the costs.
New Mexico isn't a rich state. But it's unveiling a plan today to make college free for all residents How? By using oil revenues to pay for it This is a big move in a state emerging as a Democratic bastion in the West Our exclusive NYT report
New Mexico takes the lead to ensure every student in our state can get a higher education without worrying about tuition and fees or going into debt. Thank you, ! #LevelThePlayingField #HigherEd
This is an incredible step forward for NM’s youth, families, and economy. It means NM will be a leader in building a strong, home grown workforce, will keep our best & brightest in the state, & will benefit kids and families for generations to come. #NMleg
New Mexico is my new favorite state. #studentdebt #freecollege
Kudos to . This proposal builds on and expands the legislative lottery scholorship program created by and Sen.Stuart Ingle that has had such a meaningful impact on NM. #nmleg New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
And let the disagreement begin: "Some education experts, presidential candidates and policymakers consider universal free college to be a squandering of scarce public dollars, which might be better spent offering more support to the neediest students."
New Mexico is planning to make tuition at its public colleges and universities free for all state residents, regardless of family income. The state is using climbing revenues from natural gas and oil production to pay for much of the costs.
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
“We don’t ask people to pay for fifth grade and we also should not ask people to pay for sophomore year.” - Caitlin Zaloom
“It used to be that a HS degree could allow a young adult to enter into the middle class. We are no longer in that situation. We don’t ask people to pay for fifth grade and we also should not ask people to pay for sophomore year.” - ⁦
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents