Can modifications be done without raising funding?
I knew a girl who had a Latino last name. She however was blond and blue eyed.
About as Latino looking as Cameron Diaz. Well, she was going to UCLA. When she
applied for student loans, financial aid, ect. she was overwhelmed with positive
responses. When she showed up at the student aid office, things changed. They
took one look at her and told her that she wasn't eligible for some aid.
At the same place where we were working, a Latino guy, also going to UCLA had no
trouble getting all the assistance he needed. He of course looked the part.
Now this story, (which I'm sure some of you think I am making up), happened
back in the 1970s. What I know from those days as well as today is that if a
person in America wants a good education, it is there for the asking.
ESPECIALLY if you come from a minority community. It's been that way for
decades. The problem with minorities not getting education is not money, it is
a social/cultural problem. I hope the summit addresses that. Not just throw
more money at the problem.