Money keeps many people from getting an education. But it’s especially so for a group of Georgia students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally. The state bars them from the top five public colleges and requires them to pay out-of-state tuition at the others. Many put their education dreams on hold or take years to complete a degree. Here are the stories of two undocumented students who should be finishing college this year. Instead, one is just starting while the other is a sophomore at a community college.
More Georgia students in Advanced Placement courses had higher scores in their exams than their national counterparts. The department of Education says 11.4 percent of Georgia AP test takers scored a 3, 4 or 5 compared to 8.3 percent nationwide.