College Board comes out for anti-American DREAM Act, depriving U.S. citizens of college educations (Gaston Caperton, Thomas Rudin, Roberto Gonzales)

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The College Board - the group of over 5600 educational institutions that administers the SAT - has released a report advocating for the anti-American DREAM Act; that would let the illegal aliens covered under the bill take college educations away from U.S. citizens. See that link for the details and a question you're urged to ask those politicians who support the bill in order to discredit them. No matter how they want to evade the truth, the bottom line is that what the College Board supports would cause some U.S. citizens to not be able to go to college.

The report was authored by Roberto Gonzales of the University of Washington; his blurb is at [1]. An Associated Press article on them by Hope Yen is here. The PDF can be downloaded from

The president of the Board is former West Virginia governor Gaston Caperton, and the AP article quotes Thomas Rudin, their "Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Government Relations, and Development". If anyone can find direct contact information for either, please leave a comment; until such time, please contact them via

A quick scan of the report shows this misleading paragraph:

Such legislation has not precipitated a large influx of new immigrant students, displaced native-born students or been a financial drain on the education system. In fact, these measures tend to increase school revenues by bringing in tuition from students who otherwise would not be in college.50

The footnote is to NILC's Basic "Facts" about In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students. If one assumes based on the paragraph that that footnote shows how those "undocumented" students don't displace the "native-born", one would be wrong since it just handwaves that impact away.

Please go to public appearances by supporters of the bill and get video of you asking them the question on the DREAM Act page. Really pressing even just one nationally-known supporter on this issue would have an impact on their political career and send a message to the rest.

[1] From the report:

Roberto Gonzales is an assistant professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Some of the data in this paper were published in the 2007 policy report, “Wasted Talent and Broken Dreams: The Lost Potential of Undocumented Students,” in conjunction with the Immigration Policy Center, which benefited greatly from the assistance of Jeanne Batalova of the Migration Policy Institute. The author offers special thanks to Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University; Josh Bernstein of the Service Employees International Union; Alfred Herrera of the University of California-Los Angeles; Art Coleman of EducationCounsel LLC; Maribel Solivan of the College Board; L. Sookyung Oh of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium; Katharine Gin of Educators for Fair Consideration; and Jong-Min You for their assistance in the research, editing and preparation of this report.


'In fact, these measures tend to increase school revenues by bringing in tuition from students who otherwise would not be in college' Actually, if the enrollment is the same the revenues would be enhanced by giving those slots to out-of-state students who typically pay much more than in-state tuition. Also, in-state tuition is that much less than the actual cost of providing that education.