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ERIC Number: EJ913884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Undocumented Immigrants and State Higher Education Policy: The Politics of In-State Tuition Eligibility in Texas and Arizona
Dougherty, Kevin J.; Nienhusser, H. Kenny; Vega, Blanca E.
Review of Higher Education, v34 n1 p123-173 Fall 2010
Every year about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools. A major obstacle to their attending college is not being eligible for in-state tuition. Today, nine states permit it while four prohibit it. Even if the federal DREAM Act passes, state policy decisions will continue to strongly shape college opportunities for undocumented students. This situation makes the contrasting policies of Texas and Arizona--one permits in-state tuition eligibility; the other prohibits it--highly instructive. To analyze the political origins of their divergent responses, we draw on the advocacy coalition framework and policy entrepreneurship theory of policymaking. (Contains 1 footnote and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Texas; United States