Freeholders looking backward

At last Wednesday’s freeholder meeting, board members made no negative comment on CCM’s revised policy to allow undocumented students to attend the college. Now I read that they want the policy to change. This view is one of small minds and cold hearts.

The change impacts students who HAVE GROWN UP IN THE UNITED STATES. These are youngsters who came here with their parents at a very young ago. The national debate over immigration has many facets; let’s not punish young people by putting up obstacles to education. Educating students serves society,

CCM has it right. 

We must also note that Bill Chegwidden, the freeholder director, is a teacher in the Morris Hills district. One of the towns in that district is Wharton, which has a large Hispanic population. Surely, there must be students in the Morris Hills district who are here illegally _ some may even be in one of Chegwidden’s class. Should we expel them and put them on the street?

Here’s hoping the CCM board of trustrees holds firm to its position.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to Freeholders looking backward

  1. tiredofit says:

    i think the proper name for the Republican party should be, the “i hate people” party, unless, of course we’re talking about corporate personhood, in which case the name should be, the “i-can’t-do-enough-for-you” party.

  2. Ron Soussa says:

    “Expel them and put them on the street”?

    Come on Fred. Aren’t the Freeholders simply objecting to having illegals pay in-county tuition?

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