Although the United States has always exhibited strong commitment towards

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challenges being equal opportunity to public education. Although the United States has always exhibited strong commitment towards education throughout history, undocumented students seeking to enroll for various programs experience extreme inequalities in education finance within states. According to Cohen and Moffitt (2010) , in their book on equality, Cohen says that money is a resource that is directly related to education policies and practices. The federal government should control funding in public institutions. In addition, students in institutions of higher learning should equally benefit from these funds to avoid disparities. Historical Perspectives In Relation To the Future Education System for Illegal Immigrants According to Porter (1983) , in 1982, the Supreme Court in Plyler v. Doe answered the question of invalidating a statute that denied public education to undocumented immigrants. Justice Brennan said that the children were victims and denying them basic education would impose a life time hardship and deprive them of any opportunity to contribute to the progress of
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LITERATURE 4 the nation. He ruled out that all students regardless of their immigration status should have access to education up to high school level (k-12 education).However, this decision was not extended to higher education that prepares citizens for future careers and professions. This is further strengthened by signing of the law, No Child Left Behind by President George W. Bush ( Bush, 2002) .In this act, schools are held accountable for the student’s outcomes. Is this possible in institutions of higher learning? Do immigration status affect student’s outcomes? President Obama then signed into law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that every student should succeed in 2015 as stated by Klein (2015) .A law that was first introduced in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. He believed in full education opportunity as a national goal. The ESEA offered grants to districts that served low income students, textbooks and scholarships for low income college students. One of provisions of this law is to ensure that American students are taught to high academic standards to prepare them to succeed in college studies and careers/profession. However, even with these laws being effected, illegal immigrants have their woes in the education sector. Over the years, some members of the congress and state legislature continue to affirmatively attempt to block and in many cases have prohibit illegal immigrants from accessing education benefits. This adds onto socio- economic challenges faced by undocumented students making it difficult to access higher education as compared to their peers (American natives).Earning a college degree has become very expensive in America today, registering a rise of more than 1000 % compared to 3 decades ago.
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