Students raised in foster care to get...

Students raised in foster care to get priority housing at California universities

There are 7 comments on the KSWB-TV San Diego story from Aug 2, 2010, titled Students raised in foster care to get priority housing at California universities. In it, KSWB-TV San Diego reports that:

It can be lonely spending the summer in a mainly vacant college dormitory. But it's a worthwhile tradeoff for Daysi Espinoza, who's grateful to have a room at Cal State Fullerton to call home.

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Pat Kittle

Boulder Creek, CA

#1 Aug 2, 2010
Let's be honest here.

Illegal aliens dump 100,000 anchor babies on California taxpayers EVERY YEAR!

Now we're expected to subsidize their college educations, subsidize their housing, and all the rest of the demands these arrogant reconquistas make on us despised gringos.

And of course no pro-open borders media sob-story would be complete without the poster-child, as we see again here.

Enough of this insanity!

These alien hordes need birth control, and we need border control -- such as 49 more SB-1070's!!
Carlos Sanchez

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Aug 2, 2010
Maybe if the dorms are empty it wouldn't be a problem, but in that case I'm guessing priority housing wouldn't be an issue, since there would be nobody to jump ahead of. Maybe a wealthy Hispanic and Black business groups could purchase an apartment house in the neighborhood and offer scholarships (covering room and board) to deserving students. This wouldn't infringe on other races fighting for their normal spot in line. Colleges like UCLA and others have programs for minority and underprivileged students for priority work-study jobs that more than cover their monthly expenses.
Earth is Flat

Camarillo, CA

#3 Aug 3, 2010
Any foster child that gets as far as College deserves every break we can offer them.
Bleachercreature

Van Nuys, CA

#4 Aug 3, 2010
Earth is Flat wrote:
Any foster child that gets as far as College deserves every break we can offer them.
Totally. The stat is something like 10% of foster kids go to college and only 3% graduate. Meanwhile about 40% will be in jail after 5 years. I've been involved with the foster care system for the last couple of years and the state makes a pretty bad parent. If you live in a group home, they may put all your stuff in garbage bags and take you to a homeless shelter on your 18th birthday if there is no room in transitional housing. I'm glad to see that their needs are finally being addressed in some way.
Gerald

Atlanta, GA

#5 Aug 3, 2010
Carlos and Pat:

How on earth does foster students become a racial (black and Hispanic?) or illegal immigration issue? Geesh ... what is wrong with you people?

Carlos:

Ummm ... this exists because these students have no options for living off campus. It is either the dorms or the streets for these kids YEAR ROUND. And why assume that these people are "jumping ahead" of someone else? First of all, these students have already been ADMITTED. Second, on-campus housing is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. Schools give that PRIVILEGE to whoever they want based on whatever criteria they want.

Earth is Flat:

Not just college. Military, trade school, you name it.
Senior Supporter

El Macero, CA

#6 Aug 3, 2010
Bleachercreature wrote:
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Totally. The stat is something like 10% of foster kids go to college and only 3% graduate. Meanwhile about 40% will be in jail after 5 years. I've been involved with the foster care system for the last couple of years and the state makes a pretty bad parent. If you live in a group home, they may put all your stuff in garbage bags and take you to a homeless shelter on your 18th birthday if there is no room in transitional housing. I'm glad to see that their needs are finally being addressed in some way.
Absolutely! And if you look at statistics, most of the children in the system are there as a result of neglect because of drug abuse and that is NOT an issue of ethnicity or race. In our county we have mant good people and resources for foster kids and families. Having adopted two children from foster care, it broke my heart to see what these two preschoolers had been through in their short lives. Kids who have dealt with the challenge of being in the system deserve any help they can get. Period.
Pat Kittle

Boulder Creek, CA

#7 Aug 3, 2010
Senior Supporter wrote:
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Absolutely! And if you look at statistics, most of the children in the system are there as a result of neglect because of drug abuse and that is NOT an issue of ethnicity or race. In our county we have mant good people and resources for foster kids and families. Having adopted two children from foster care, it broke my heart to see what these two preschoolers had been through in their short lives. Kids who have dealt with the challenge of being in the system deserve any help they can get. Period.
Yes, it's obvious -- you're having your period.

So maybe you should wait a week or so to read these forums, when you can better handle them.

Here's something very basic -- when a culture (group, race, nationality, ethnicity, whatever) overbreeds, there will be more children that aren't properly cared for.

Immigrants (statistcally, not every single one of them, OK?) overbreed. That's just a fact. An ecological economic fact.

Can you connect the dots from here?

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