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SUNY Tuition Plan is Rational and Fair

May 31, 2011

Times Union Op-Ed by ESC President Alan Davis

A pending initiative in the state Legislature is critically important to the State University of New York's future and must be passed before this session closes.

Senate Bill 4709, and its companion in the Assembly, A.6915, would establish a five-year rational tuition plan for SUNY. It also would require the state to maintain its current funding levels and ensure any future tuition increases are reinvested to benefit the student.

SUNY students themselves, who face limited opportunity in the form of closed programs, fewer courses and diminished services, have endorsed such a plan.

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