Gives students a chance and help make sure the DREAM Act becomes a reality.
With a labor shortage looming, why should some kids have to beg for a chance at college?
By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune
Last update: March 8, 2008 – 5:26 PM
The juxtaposition at the State Capitol around midday last Tuesday was striking. Two groups of teenagers buzzed through the corridors, looking for legislators to buttonhole.
The groups were almost indistinguishable. They sounded alike, dressed alike, and appeared equally intent on their missions.
But at 12:30 p.m., they separated. The 300 wearing badges from Burnsville High School mostly stayed indoors. The 1,000 brought to the Capitol by the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network moved to the front steps and began chanting: “One, two, three, four; we don’t want to mop the floor; five, six, seven, eight; we just want to graduate.”