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State Must Commit to Reinvest in CUNY, SUNY

James Davis and Fred Kowal Albany Times Union
New York lawmakers must step up. With support from lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul, CUNY and SUNY can once again reach the forefront of higher education, helping communities across New York tackle the most pressing challenges we face as a state.

Invest In the Public Now

Zephyr Teachout Albany Times Union
New York’s economic development policy was all about developing the pocketbooks of campaign donors and leaving working class and poor New Yorkers behind, cutting out small businesses, favoring cronies, leaving communities struggling for resources.

Imagine a New York City Not Dominated by Real Estate

Danny Katch Jacobin
New York’s commercial real estate sector is in crisis, as office workers are increasingly unwilling to come back into a physical office. It’s an opportunity to rethink what a city that serves its residents rather than commercial landlords could be.

The Scion - What Happened to Andrew Cuomo?

Raina Lipsitz The Nation
In the past year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has gone from being a national media darling and fantasy presidential contender to a forlorn, scandal-plagued figure, walking the executive grounds enrobed in a blanket.

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Racialized Austerity: The Case of CUNY

Michael Fabricant & Steve Brier Gotham Gazette
Austerity policy-making over the past 50 years has been racialized, withering services in public agencies ranging from K-12 schooling to hospitals to higher education. Matters of race must be made more visible, placed at the center of policy-making.

Spare CUNY, and Save the Education our Heroes Deserve

Jeanne Theoharis, Alan Aja and Joseph Entin City Limits
During the Great Depression, local, state, and federal policymakers refused to cut and invested. Doesn't the present moment call for similar visionary action for public institutions like CUNY and the people they educate for generations to come?
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