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  •  frankly, it's also pragmatic (1+ / 0-)
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    if those kids aren't educated, what do people imagine thy're going to be able to do as adults? are they all supposed to cut lawns? (not that there are any left with the drought).
    where are they supposed to go? they have lived their lives HERE. it's such an easy argument to make, I would've thought Perry would be used to going to it first rather than what he said  that got everyone on the right into a tizzy. how else did he sell it in Texas?

    oh, and opposing the policy is heartless.

    48forEastAfrica - Donate to Oxfam If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one. - Mother Teresa

    by wasatch on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 09:21:41 PM PDT

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    •  It was a popular move at the time (0+ / 0-)

      To be truthful, I believe only an average 1% of all Texas college students have benefited from the Dream Act since it was passed - and a large majority of those attended community colleges at a much lower tuition rate than the state's "flagship" universities. Very few $100,000 freebies there, despite Mitt's claim.

      The people complaining so loudly do not discuss that the student must actually qualify for college admission and of course complete the coursework satisfactorily.  Anyone with children who have attended college know that the amount marked "tuition" is a small piece of the entire cost.  The Dream Act kids are not receiving free books, room or board.

      I don't even want to talk about the multiple FEES.

      The truth always matters.

      by texasmom on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:12:31 AM PDT

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