AJC, "Georgia profs offer course to illegal immigrants"
Five University of Georgia professors have started Freedom University, which offers a course to students who have graduated from high school but can’t attend a top state university because they are undocumented immigrants. The move is in response to a new policy that bars any Georgia state college or university, which has rejected academically qualified applicants over the previous two years, from admitting undocumented immigrants. - HTN Foundation
Georgia profs offer course to illegal immigrants
By KATE BRUMBACK
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. — As college students return to campus in Georgia, a new state policy has closed the doors of the five most competitive state schools to illegal immigrants, but a group of professors has found a way to offer those students a taste of what they've been denied.
The five University of Georgia professors have started a program they're calling Freedom University. They're offering to teach a rigorous seminar course once a week meant to mirror courses taught at the most competitive schools and aimed at students who have graduated from high school but can't go to one of those top schools because of the new policy or because of cuts to state scholarship programs.
"This is not a substitute for letting these students into UGA, Georgia State or the other schools," said Pam Voekel, a history professor at UGA and one of the program's initiators. "It is designed for people who, right now, don't have another option."
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