How expensive is educatng illegal aliens?

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    "The U.S. Census Bureau just released 2008 figures showing the national average total per-pupil funding from all revenue sources was $12,028. Although estimates of the number of school-age children of illegal immigrants don’t separate those attending public vs. private schools, it’s reasonable to assume that nearly all attend public schools since most come from lower-income families. Therefore, if one multiplies $12,028 by the roughly 3.7 million students with illegal-immigrant parents, then one gets a national total funding cost of $44.5 billion."


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    Did they repeal the 14th amendment, retroactive to some point in the past, and I missed it? If not, what's the connection between this calculation and the title of this thread? In this country, the legal status of your parents doesn't necessarily reflect your own.
     
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    The post is about the cost of illegal immigration not the 14th Amendment.
     
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    While the cost is staggering, the real problem is ineffective public education is for preparing them for a spot in a technological society. The racial gap between blacks and hispanics on one end and whites and asians on the other is large and immovable. You can't trick mother nature by pretty words or endless progressive programs either.
     
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    Why would one group be more expensive than the other?

    And, how much education does one need to pick oranges?
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    The fact is most of them drop out and never graduate.
     
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    ESL is more expensive and holds back non-ESL students.
     
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    What is ESL?
     

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