Posts Tagged: California

Mass. Gov. Patrick Vows In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick vowed to push for in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students at state colleges during his second term.Patrick announced the plan earlier this month at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition's annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Though no specific details were revealed, Patrick's plans draw on many of the 130 immigration reforms recommended by an ...

Free Tuition: An Idea That’s Still Green

More than 100 Green Party candidates nationwide called for a “Green New Deal” that includes making  tuition free at public universities.It's not the first time. California public campuses charged no tuition (but increasing fees) for state residents for decades. in 2003, Preston H. Smith II of Mount Holyoke College and Sharon Szymanski of The Labor Institute wrote a piece for the&n...