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The Poor Man’s Harvard

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The poor man’s Harvard is failing poor students.

On Friday Michelle Obama will deliver a commencement address at the flagship school of the City University of New York System.

“We have gone backwards,” said Frederick R. Brodzinski, a senior administrator and adjunct Professor in Computer Science who plans to retire in September after 30 years at the University.”

“… governments have been pulling back their support.”

“Dreams Stall as CUNY, New York’s Engine of Mobility, Sputters” By David W. Chen, The New York Times, May 28, 2016

Mr. Chen’s article is long and thoroughly laid out. It should embarrass the city of New york’s politicians as well as the federal government. It is stated in the article that students come from all the world to study here. You have to wonder what these students are saying when they return to their countries about a nation rich in opportunities, yet pulling back their support of education.

Perhaps this is the reason Mrs. Obama chose this school to deliver her address. Sometimes action speaks louder than words. And we wonder why young people are passionately following Bernie Sanders. They are not looking to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party to support their struggle to obtain an education.

Minnie E. Miller


Author: Minnie E. Miller

Author and Mz Minerva Publishing--Minnie Estelle Miller founder. I have spent years in politics in Chicago as a 20-something, wide eyed lady. And later in Los Angeles, San Francisco and finally back to Chicago. As a retiree, my days are filled with creative writing and posting on writing groups. I am still working on my memoir, don't go on Facebook or other social media. I truly believe that social media as we know it today is going to implode one day in the future. My WordPress acct. is email is

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