College students and faculty rallied in Albany Wednesday to push lawmakers to increase state funding for SUNY and CUNY. They fought against the governor's executive budget, which keeps state spending on SUNY and CUNY flat and, instead, raises tuition for students who are not eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship. This scholarship is partially responsible for the recent increase in applications to these institutions. However, these rising numbers have caused groups like the Professional Staff Congress, the union for CUNY professors, to be concerned that there will not be enough resources to go around. This occurs during a time where people are calling not only for an increase in educational resources, but safety regulations in schools and on college campuses as well. Barbara Bowen, the president of the PSC, discusses how she is urging lawmakers to bring these issues to the forefront.
Students and faculty rally for more SUNY and CUNY spending
By Capital Tonight Staff City of Albany February 28, 2018 @5:01 PM