The Kauffman Foundation needs to rectify immediately the error it has made by denying students college financial assistance because they are undocumented (11/6, Local, “Scholars program trips over hot topic”).
Which is better for our community: well-educated young people who will come back to their community and return that investment by working in the community, or disillusioned young people who instead learn that adults can’t be trusted to follow through with their promises?
These students have worked long and hard, focused on the future dream of a college education. To deny this is to take the heart out of a program that has successfully engaged and encouraged low-income youths in their education.
The decision to break this promise will affect future students for years to come and undo much of the good the program has achieved.