“A college degree opens doors to countless opportunities for young people in New York City and across the nation, and I commend President Obama for an innovative and thoughtful plan that will change lives and trajectories. Funding two free years of community college will make the dream of a higher education affordable and accessible for close to 9 million students across America and right here in New York City, providing them with the support they need to succeed. I thank President Obama for believing in our future and paving the way for the next of generation of leaders.”