Overcrowding and Immigration

Overcrowded Schools22% of schools are overcrowdedTeachers must alter lesson plans for the worseStart early or end lateStudents do not receive the attention they deserveJohn hopkins study shows declining academic achievementAbout 12 percent of schools exceed their capacity by six to 25 percent and eight percent by more than 25 percentMore than one-third of schools use portable classrooms, one-fifth use temporary spaces like gyms or cafeteriasTeacher’s unions have called for an end to overcrowding while at the same time applauding Obama’s DACA and DAPA immigration policiesIllegal immigration has been a major contributor to overcrowding in public schoolsAt least 4 million students in America are illegal immigrants with millions more being the children of illegal immigrantsAccording to the Supreme Court in the case of Pyler v. Doe (1982), schools must provide education to illegal immigrants.This extends to many federal programs as well such as Head Start and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and the free and reduced lunch program.Taking these expenses into consideration, the cost of education illegal immigrants and their children in the United States is estimated to run approximately $44.5 billion ANNUALLY.Moreover, spots in limited programs such as lottery pre-K programs are also generally open to illegal immigrants.Not only is no significant attempt being made to deport families in the country illegally but many of these students “Mayte Lara” are proudly announcing their illegal statusCollege and Illegal Immigration“Eighteen states, including Colorado, Maryland and Oregon, allow teens without legal status to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, provided they meet certain requirements. Students living in California, Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota and Washington are also eligible for state-based financial aid, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. (US News)California announced $25 million for illegal immigrant education in CaliforniaIn addition to scholarships specifically designed to help illegal aliens such as theDream.us and the Illinois Dream fund, many others do not ask for legal residency proof.For all the talk the Left does about making college more affordable for Americans, they don’t seem to mind directing money to non-Americans.

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