Despite its struggling economy, California has made significant strides regarding education, specifically for the Latino population. A collaborative effort by the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Labor Research and Education, and National Labor College will offer online courses to immigrants and labor rights activists who wish to get a higher education. Modeled after a Georgia university, this is the first university that will overlook the legal status of its respective students and will offer online courses varying from labor history to social movements.
I’m obliged to mention that these courses will be offered to anyone and everyone who applies by October 5. The course credits are completely and totally transferrable and will cost will cost under $2,500 for a year’s coursework. Not only is this an opportunity for undocumented immigrants to get the education they deserve, but also for people who cannot afford current tuition costs. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment (please note: this is not a four-year degree).
It was about time for something like this to come together. Latino's want an education and need to be given the opportunity to be able to get one. All we ask is that people give us the same opportunities that everyone else has gotten. Once we're given that, we will succeed and rise to the occassion... It's just a matter of time.
Read more here: National Dream University Project.