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Tuition Equity: An Idea That Works For Everyone

Posted By Jeff Shaw On June 20, 2014 @ 9:37 am In Poverty and Policy Matters | Comments Disabled

In 20 states, undocumented students that graduate from an in-state high school can go to college for in-state tuition. Studies show that these states are reaping serious economic benefits — and a new report shows why it’s time for North Carolina to join them [1].

Given the demographic and economic changes driving the state’s need for an educated workforce, tuition equity is a cost-effective way to make sure North Carolina isn’t left behind. The report, released today by the Budget & Tax Center, does a great job of presenting the facts and dispelling myths. 

According to Alexandra Sirota, director of the Budget & Tax Center and one of the report’s authors, we need tuition equity to prepare our state’s workforce for the jobs of the future.

“Tuition equity is an important tool for furthering the state’s goal of increasing the education of its residents and ensuring that the workforce is ready for the jobs of the future,” Sirota said. “By lowering the cost barrier to college for undocumented students, North Carolina will come out ahead, with minimal costs and strong economic benefits.”

Read the whole news release here [2], and the report here [1].

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[1] a new report shows why it’s time for North Carolina to join them: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=budget-and-tax/btc-brief-tuition-equity-expanding-college-opportunity-and-paving-way-north-carolina

[2] whole news release here: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=budget-and-tax/media-release-tuition-equity-undocumented-students-furthers-education-and-boosts

[3] NC families and students shoulder more of college cost as state support for higher education wanes : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/01/nc-families-and-students-shoulder-more-of-college-education-cost-as-state-support-for-higher-education-wanes/

[4] Editorial: It’s time for NC to reinvest in higher education, not impose deeper cuts : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/21/editorial-its-time-for-nc-to-reinvest-in-higher-education-not-impose-deeper-cuts/

[5] The McCrory-Pope economy : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/18/the-mccrory-pope-economy/

[6] Licensing All Drivers in North Carolina : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/11/licensing-all-drivers-in-north-carolina/

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