The Conservative Party opposes Governor Cuomo’s proposal for free college education, while acknowledging that the cost of higher education is far too expensive, however “free” community college or universities is even more costly to taxpayers. Therefore, all levels of higher education should be made available on-line to lower the cost. The Conservative Party believes that higher admission standards will restore our public institutions of higher learning to their former greatness and we continue to oppose open enrollment. Safeguards must be in place before any incentives of free tuition to prospective students are offered. Any student enrolled in our higher education system must be able to prove that they are in our country legally and that any visa used to enter our Country has not expired. We continue to oppose the New York State “Dream Act” as it rewards illegal activity at the expense of those who are legal residents of New York. Institutions of higher education must be required to adhere to the constitutional right of guaranteed free speech.