Summer is my favorite reading season. I keep a list of ‘must-reads’ throughout the year and dive in when July comes. I often choose books because of the clear connection to higher education and the work of our colleges. Other books, which at first glance don’t appear to speak to community colleges or... Read More
In a December 2010 report, the federal Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the November 30, 2010 version of the DREAM Act would reduce (federal) direct deficits by about $ billion over the 2011–2020 period and increase federal government revenues by $ billion over the next 10 years. Indirect federal costs (about 80% of the federal budget) and state and local tax impacts were not considered.  However, the same report also notes that the Act "would increase projected deficits by more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year periods starting in 2021" (emphasis added). A study conducted by the Center for American Progress estimates that if passed, the DREAM Act would create million jobs by 2030, primarily through the expected increase in educational attainment, earnings, and buying power for "DREAMers".