As a high school teacher, I’ve seen many of my students graduate and realize their dreams of going to a Maryland college or university. Unfortunately, I’ve also seen students’ dreams crushed after being denied in-state tuition despite graduating from a Maryland high school and being accepted to a Maryland college or university.
A year from now, many of today’s high school seniors will be starting their first semester at a Maryland public college. However, unless we defend the Maryland DREAM Act, some students who graduate from Maryland high schools and receive acceptance letters to Maryland colleges will be denied in-state tuition.
Don’t let another year go by where Maryland students who graduate from Maryland high schools are not allowed to pay in-state tuition.
Make a small contribution today so that no Maryland student’s dreams are crushed next year.
Digital Harbor High School
For my mother, who was then a college professor working on her PhD, those grades were not good enough.
When she saw them, she said, “Why are you failing, did you join a gang or something?” My mother really emphasized the importance of education.
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Paint Branch High School
Class of 2010