ACLU-NJ Disappointed By Gov. Christie's Tuition Equality Comments

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November 26, 2013 12:00 am


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Ari Rosmarin, Public Policy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, issues the following statement in response to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s remarks on Nov. 25, in which the Governor equivocated on his campaign-trail pledge to support tuition equality for undocumented students:

“We are disappointed by the Governor’s comments on the radio last night that he would not sign the Tuition Equality bill passed by the Senate. It is critical that we give all of New Jersey’s best and brightest students a fair shot at a college education. With tuition costs higher than ever, families across New Jersey know that paying for college tuition is often impossible without financial assistance. Access to state aid makes ‘tuition equality’ truly equal.

“We will keep pushing to end discrimination in access to higher education until all New Jersey students can pursue their dreams. We look forward to continuing to work with students and allies across the state to put the strongest possible tuition equality bill before the Governor for his signature.”

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