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Legislature ‘24: With Degree in Sight, College Students Still Need Aid

By Maureen Downey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cheryl Watson-Harris is president and executive director of Achieve Atlanta, which works to ensure more Atlanta students go to college and earn a degree. The former DeKalb County School District superintendent, Watson-Harris says the state economy suffers when college students cannot complete their degrees due to school costs.

In a guest column, she urges the Georgia General Assembly to provide greater financial aid options to college students close to crossing the finish line but running out of funding. Her column is part of an Atlanta Journal-Constitution series in which education advocates set out an agenda for the 2024 General Assembly, which starts Jan. 8.

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