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Free SUNY tuition in exchange for community service?

By Mark Mahoney
Monday, May 5, 2014

An article in Saturday's Daily Gazette reports on a proposal by Rotterdam Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara for the state to provide free college tuition at SUNY schools for instate residents who agree to perform 250 hours of community service a year for five years.
The proposal could cost state taxpayers $1.4 billion a year, but we'll get all that community service in return.
What do you think? Great idea? Bad idea?
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-- Mark Mahoney

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