Friday, September 28, 2012
A Deer Park Middle School teacher is a speaker at a Saturday neighborhood canvassing event in Baltimore supporting the act.
Baltimore County teacher David Cooper said he was growing uncomfortable talking to his students about college when he knew they didn't all have a fair chance of attending. Cooper, a seventh grade math teacher at Deer Park Middle School, is one of the speakers at a Saturday Baltimore event defending the Maryland DREAM Act, which would allow certain undocumented immigrants to attend state colleges at in-state tuition rates, ahead of the November ballot. Following the press conference, supportors will canvass Baltimore neighborhoods to discuss the issue. "I have a hard time as a teacher telling students they have equal rights to college when they don't," he said. Cooper, whose class theme is Dream Chasers, said there are a good number of …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Patch gives readers a chance to share their feelings on controversial topics in the news each week.
Ballot questions tend not to get the same attention as top of the ticket races for senate, president or governor. But in this year’s presidential general election, the ballot questions could have a huge impact on Maryland and Baltimore. On a state level, residents will be deciding whether the children of illegal immigrants can pay in-state tuition to attend state universities, whether residents want the most recent congressional redistricting map to stand and whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. But Baltimore residents also have plenty of ballot questions to address impacting the city, including four charter amendments. City residents will decide issues such as aligning the next city election with the 2016 presidential election, …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The mayor is supporting a bill on the ballot that would allow children of Illegal immigrants to pay in state tuition.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The American Civil Liberties Union argues the electronic petition form invites fraud.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has sent a letter to the State Board of Elections, voicing its concerns about the electronic petition form currently being used to solicit signatures by a group that is attempting to overturn the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act was passed by the Maryland State Legislature by a narrow margin earlier this year and will allow certain undocumented immigrants to attended Maryland state colleges at the discounted in-state tuition rate. State Del. Neil Parrott is spearheading the effort to overturn the legislation, which is set to go into effect on July 1. The group is collecting signatures in a traditional way – sending out volunteers and canvassing the public. It has also built a website that allows …