Could $2,000 a Year Keep Students in College?
Photo: Cindy Schultz
Sharon Otterman, The New York Times
Jessica Ramlakhan, 37, has a goal: She wants to become a psychologist and open a private practice with flexible, family-friendly hours to help troubled teenagers. But until two years ago, between family and work, she hadn’t managed to make it through even one full semester of college.
A new program by New York’s public university system hopes to reverse this trajectory for struggling students—and for the higher education system more broadly.