In April 2022, news went viral that New Mexico became the first state to offer free tuition to all public colleges for students living in the state. This has sparked both excitement and public concern, with some saying it will greatly benefit low-income families and make college more accessible to all and others saying there are no solid ways to deliver on this promise in the long run. to be financially feasible. Check out the details in this week’s FinCap Friday below:
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Born and raised by Dominican immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before receiving her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2011. As a member of the Teach For America Corps, Yanely taught third and fourth grades in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master’s degree from the Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her free time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also enjoys dancing, sewing, painting, listening to podcasts and babysitting her 7 future nieces and nephews!
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