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Committee Tables Anti-Dream Act Bill
Committee Tables Anti-Dream Act Bill
Posted by Susana O'Daniel on January 28th 2011



House bill 1008, an attempt to keep some Arkansas high school graduates from accessing public institutions of higher education at in-state tuition rates, was presented to the House Education Committee on Thursday.

The bill seeks to preempt any future move toward a state-level DREAM Act. After testimony was presented by both sides, including testimony against the bill by AACF Executive Director Rich Huddleston, the committee voted to table the bill and requested that more information be made available to committee members. A date has not yet been set for the committee to further consider the bill.

Search on Twitter for #arhb1008 to follow our live tweeting from the committee. Follow @AACF on Twitter to stay informed on this issue.

Here's AACF Executive Director Rich Huddleston testifying during the hearing:


 



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