After decades of miscommunication between high schools and colleges, education advocates nationwide are taking heart in signs that collaboration and coordination are beginning to ease the transition to higher ed. Nowhere is this positive trend more pronounced than in New York City.
In recent years, New York City has attempted to retain major corporations through tax breaks and other sweetheart measures. But without any accountability measures, many of the businesses to benefit have cut jobs or relocated anyway.
Though underutilized up to this point, the City University of New York is a potential economic development powerhouse. With closer ties to the city's business community, CUNY could make virtually unlimited contributions to New York's economic well-being.