While I know most Americans just don't have the time to become experts in particular policy areas, can't we at least educate ourselves on issues before we go off on tirades about them? Can't we at least resist bigotry when practicing apathy?
I'm speaking specifically about Patrick's decision to allow undocumented immigrants into Mass public colleges with in-state tuition, if they're seeking to become citizens.
It's been statistically shown that there would be such a small number of students - 20 per state school - that it would have no impact on student placement or educational quality. Furthermore, because schools wouldn't have to hire additional staff to account for a measly 20 students among thousands and thousands, it would actually be a net-positive revenue situation. That's why our state schools support the plan.
Yet, regular folks don't know any of that, because they can't read past the "Patrick to Give Undocumented Immigrants In-State Tuition" headline. Of course, the MSM does little to actually make the populace aware, all the while America continues it's history of bigotry and spite toward immigrants.
Did I ever mention that one of my favorite songs is Coldplay's "Beautiful World?" Somehow this belongs here.
Bones are sinking like stones
All that we fall for
Homes places we've grown
All of us are done for
And we live in a beautiful world (yeah we do yeah we do)
We live in a beautiful world
Oh all that I know is nothing to run from
Cause yeah everybody here got's somebody to lean on