To honor the Class of ’24, remember the Class of ’25 in the budget

Dear Gov. Murphy, Senate President Scutari, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, and the Members of the New Jersey Legislature:

As you finalize next year’s budget, we ask you to be guided by our core values: Community college education contributes to upward economic and social mobility for our students, to a skilled workforce for our employers, and to individuals who earn higher salaries and are healthier and more engaged citizens. We ask you to pay tribute to the Class of 2024 by helping us prepare for the Class of 2025.