Via Crain's comes great news from Chicago's Roosevelt University, whose administrators seem fed up with Congress' inability to pass the common-sense DREAM Act:
Roosevelt University is stepping into the strident debate over illegal immigration with a plan to offer ...
Roosevelt University is stepping into the strident debate over illegal immigration with a plan to offer full scholarships to graduates of a new city high school — regardless of their immigration status.
Starting next year, Roosevelt will cover tuition, room and board for any applicant who qualifies for admission from the first two graduating classes of Social Justice High School at 3120 S. Kostner Ave. The outlay — $12,500 per student — would total nearly $3 million if half of the school's projected college-bound graduates take full advantage of it.
This is an excellent opportunity for high-achieving students, who through no fault of their own, don't qualify for any financial assistance from the federal government. While Illinois offers children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition, those fees are often too high for many low-income students. It's even more exciting that Roosevelt has chosen to work with Little Village's Social Justice campus, a wonderful institution that was prominently featured in my story on social justice education. Rito Martinez and his staff are educating kids the right way. Hopefully, other campuses will follow suit.