Monday, October 22, 2012

Now I understand: Question 4: The DREAM ACT

On election day, this question is on the ballot. Now I understand it better, and it's not a "free ride" as some would lead us to believe.  - Rob

Question 4: The DREAM ACT

If voters approve Question 4 in November, it would allow Maryland’s undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public universities, but only if they satisfy some pretty formidable criteria.
  • Their parents must have filed three or more years of income tax returns.
  • Students must first go to a community college where they must earn 60 credits or an associate’s degree.
  • Students must be admitted to a Maryland public university, having met all academic requirements for admission.
Thus, only after having established a history of filing tax returns, studying at a community college, and academically earning admission to a four-year college would an undocumented student be afforded the opportunity to pay in-state tuition. And, because  undocumented transfer students would count as non-residents, even though they pay in-state rates, they would not compete for college slots with other qualified Maryland resident students.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next