Featured Article: Maryland’s own Dream Act

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Maryland voters passed Maryland’s own state based version the DREAM Act, an in state tuition referendum by 58 to 42 percent.  The Maryland Dream Act grants an in state tuition discount for undocumented students, who have grown up and graduated from high schools in the United States, to attend community colleges and public state universities at county and in-state costs.  The DREAM Act offers equal opportunities to undocumented students in higher education, which warrants new social and economic benefits for this population.  The DREAM Act currently stands in 12 states: Texas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, Washington, Wisconsin and Maryland.  As of November 6, 2012, Maryland became the only state to have passed the DREAM Act by ballot, a huge stepping-stone for undocumented students in the United States!

For a closer look at Maryland’s Dream Act, check out this article by Alexandra Tilsley: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/07/maryland-passes-dream-act#ixzz2BZlQjWGJ

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