In his first term, Mayor de Blasio took important steps to reduce inequality with bold policies such as universal pre-K and computer science for all. But if the mayor is serious about making headway on his signature issue, his administration should now turn its attention to another important educational reform: boosting the rate at which New Yorkers earn a college credential.
In this New York Daily News op-ed, CUF Executive Director Jonathan Bowles and Senior Fellow for Economic Opportunity Tom Hilliard assert that as Mayor de Blasio embarks on his second term, he has a vital opportunity to tackle New York City's college success problem.
Read the op-ed here.
This op-ed is a continuation of the Center for an Urban Future's extensive research on higher education in New York, including the groundbreaking study Degrees of Difficulty: Boosting College Success in New York City.
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