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SUNY must be saved: State's public colleges have to be pried from Albany's grip

July 26, 2010

Daily News Editorial

July 25, 2010

There's a bright spot in the paralytic shambles of Albany: Some brave state Senate Democrats are insisting on reforms that could start public higher education in New York toward a markedly brighter future.

They must hold fast. They must prevail.

The State University of New York must be freed from the dominance of a Legislature that insists on micromanaging the 64-campus system from afar; sets tuition based on political considerations rather than need, and siphons tuition hikes into the state treasury to close budget gaps, in effect imposing huge stealth taxes on SUNY families.

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