ERIC Number: EJ794103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
Build Fences or Open Doors?
Kavanagh, John; Lancaster, Martin
Community College Journal, v78 n5 p46-47 Apr-May 2008
Across the country, the question of what to do about illegal immigrants is fodder for fierce debate. While officials in some states argue for tougher policies and, in many cases, deportation, more sympathetic voices urge compassion and amnesty. As a leading source of education for minority students, the nation's community colleges are at the center of the controversy. Should community colleges refuse education to undocumented students or should they keep their doors open? The answer to that question changes dramatically depending on where one is and whom one asks. In this article, leaders from two states--Arizona and North Carolina--offer dissenting views.
Descriptors: Altruism, Community Colleges, Minority Groups, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy, Access to Education, College Role
American Association of Community Colleges. One Dupont Circle NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-728-0200; Fax: 202-833-2467; Web site: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/bookstore
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; North Carolina