Baltimore County Teacher Joins Rally for DREAM Act

A Deer Park Middle School teacher is a speaker at a Saturday neighborhood canvassing event in Baltimore supporting the act.

Baltimore County teacher David Cooper said he was growing uncomfortable talking to his students about college when he knew they didn't all have a fair chance of attending.

Cooper, a seventh grade math teacher at Deer Park Middle School, is one of the speakers at a Saturday Baltimore event defending the Maryland DREAM Act, which would allow certain undocumented immigrants to attend state colleges at in-state tuition rates, ahead of the November ballot. Following the press conference, supportors will canvass Baltimore neighborhoods to discuss the issue.

"I have a hard time as a teacher telling students they have equal rights to college when they don't," he said.

Cooper, whose class theme is Dream Chasers, said there are a good number of students at Deer Park who would be impacted by the DREAM Act, but he hopes students not affected would be moved by empathy for their peers. He said denying students equal opportunities to higher education would cause the state to lose potential talent.

"I want there to be an investment in all my students," he said.

Cooper's purpose in attending the press conference, which is hosted by Baltimore nonprofit The Intersection, is to advocate for the DREAM Act and dispel myths surrounding it.

"It's about fairness," he said.

A recently released poll conducted by Democratic political consultants revealed that the majority of Maryland voters were in favor of the act.

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Joe October 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
You are one naive bigot Steve.
Steve October 01, 2012 at 03:43 PM
You have it all wrong. That was a mass Republican Voter Fraud in Florida. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/2012/0929/Potential-voter-registration-fraud-in-Florida-GOP-s-own-ACORN-scandal
Joe October 01, 2012 at 03:54 PM
From your link Steve, "The Republican Party fired a voter registration contractor this week after the firm turned in illegible, incorrect, and falsified voter registration forms to Florida election officials." CAUGHT AND FIRED! But you say voter fraud does not exist. Which is it Steve?
Lorna D. Rudnikas October 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Ha, ha, ha Joe....can't wait to see Steve's response on this one.
Steve October 01, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Only after they were caught red handed by a Democrat. "The Palm Beach Post has reported that the Republican Party of Florida has cut ties to a company it paid more than $1.3 million to register new voters. This follows the revelation that Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher identified 106 questionable registration applications."
Joe October 01, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Steve, watch this Univision report on Fast and Furious. Covering what the LSM in America, save Fox and CBS, will not cover. http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2012/09/univision-video-fast-and-furious-scandal.html Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers. "“Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.” Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that “[t]hree of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).” That operation was Fast and Furious. The “massacre,” as Univision described it, was not the only bombshell the network unveiled in its Sunday evening report. “Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre,” the Univision report reads." But all this death and mayhem is "nothing" to you.
Joe October 01, 2012 at 04:18 PM
While the State Department under Hillary Clinton disenfranchises the MILITARY! http://mvpproject.org/in-the-news/va-military-absentee-ballots-going-awol-in-2012/ FREDERICKSBURG — A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law. With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee ballots so far this year — out of 126,251 service members in the state —the Military Voter Protection Project says the system has broken down. And it’s not just in the Old Dominion. MVPP Executive Director Eric Eversole reports significant declines in absentee-ballot requests by service members across the nation. Compiling data from Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alaska, Colorado and Nevada, Eversole’s organization found that military families have requested 55,510 absentee ballots so far this year. That’s a sharp decline from the 166,252 sought in those states in 2008.
Joe October 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
"the Republican Party of Florida has cut ties" While ACORN was used, supported defended and paid for by the Democrats for decades until their demise.
Steve October 01, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Hilary Clinton is Secretary of State not Secretary of Defense. Joe is just pulling his typical antics by trying to post as much worthless crap as he can to try and deflect from the subject at hand. It's kind like a kid sticking his fingers in his ears and stomping his feet.
Joe October 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Non-Citizens on Food Stamps Quadrupled Since 2001. "A new chart put together by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds that, since 2001, the "number of non-citizens on food stamps quadrupled." Here's the chart detailing the growth in regards to non-citizens: In 2001, according to data obtained by the United States Department of Agriculture, about 425,000 non-citizens were on the food stamp rolls. In 2003, that number increased to 519,000, in 2006 it was 795,000, and in 2009, when President Obama took office, it was 994,000. Now, in 2012, it's estimated that 1,634,000 non-citizens are on food stamps. That means, since President Obama took office, the non-citizenson food stamps has nearly doubled. " The 1996 welfare reform law significantly restricted food stamp eligibility for non-citizen immigrants. However, the 2002 farm bill reversed this policy, restoring eligibility and making the enrollment of non-citizen immigrants a high priority," the Senate Budget Committee explains. "Beginning in 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of State, and the Mexican government began an ongoing partnership to increase enrollment in food stamps, and other USDA nutrition welfare programs, to eligible Mexican Americans and Mexican nationals living and working in the United States. Today, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service website highlights that outreach is provided through 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S."
Joe October 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I see you get overwhelmed with the truth.
FIFA October 01, 2012 at 05:54 PM
@Steve - what is funny is that Joe thinks people read the copy and paste stuff. We don't, maybe his friend does?
Steve October 01, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Notice no links. It's because he cuts and pastes from all those Rightwing Nutjob websites.
Lorna D. Rudnikas October 01, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Ah yes Steve..and so according to you if one is "right" of center one most certainly must be a "nutjob"..but, if one is left of center what then, a "fruit cake?" Just wondering how you see yourself in the plain light of day.
Buck Harmon October 01, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Pretty sure that Joe has thoroughly snuffed both Steve and Fifa on this thread....they hate it when they are proven to be wrong all the time.....comments that take pattern are very revealing....great work Joe!!
Steve October 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM
He hasn't proven me wrong on one post. Try again.
Tim October 01, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Although I agree with the conservative group of you on this issue, let me tell you that I generally ignore Joe's wall of texts when he throws them at me. Links are your friend, Joe, it's not tough to do. It's also considerably easier on both the eyes both for people who want to actually read your material, and to help keep the thread length to something tolerable. Another pro-tip: If you are a liberal, don't pull data from a clearly liberal media source. Conservatives, same goes to you. The first thing I do, when I actually choose to review someone's content, is do a quick background check on the author and/or the site where the material is found. Context is everything. Oh, and I did enjoy Lorna's comment at 6:53. Almost spit out my water laughing.
FIFA October 02, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Buck, as you are one who thinks federal income tax is unconstitutional makes you a butthead. 70 IQ, maybe.
Buck Harmon October 02, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Fifa, I have never made that statement...I have challenged you to provide me with the statute number that makes it legal, and you have repeated failed miserably at the task....it's tough I know....IQ..65..
Lorna D. Rudnikas October 02, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Come on Steve...they all run together on occasion..as needed. Hillary Clinton and Ambassador Rice certainly jumped to the forefront when the White House needed a cover up for throwing our Ambassador and three other Americans under the bus. Do you or any other person of sound mind think that our Ambassador did not warn of impending danger and probably even asked for addition help. Is it possible they were American human sacrifices for destroying Bin Laden and bragging over and over and over again about doing so and then when the attack was drawing near trying to place the blame on some video that came out months before and hardly anyone in the world has even seen. Won't work my darling. When one attacks our embassy and murders our people, that is an act of war. Do you surmise that our darlings in the White House might break their code of silence and admit we are at war against terrorism? Clinton and Rice were called to "cover up" duty. REMEMBER TO REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!!
Steve October 02, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Hey Lorna, Here's to you and the rest of the Old Bitter White Lady Club. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cvLeQbwuKys
Lorna D. Rudnikas October 02, 2012 at 03:33 AM
And Stevereeno says: "Hey Lorna, Here's to you and the rest of the Old Bitter White Lady Club" Oh I love it when you speak in your native tongue of racist,bigotry against old, white and women. Would not want you to leave any folks out along the way. Wow what a cool character you are, honey child!! Did you fall out of your crib on to your head or out of your high chair at a young age, darling? Tell us where it hurts, honey child!!!
Buck Harmon October 02, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Steve struggles when challenged...loses it ..and returns to the bully in the schoolyard behavior....must be hard to overcome..
Buck Harmon October 02, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Wrong again !
Steve October 02, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Buck struggles as a $10/hr nail pounder. I'd rather hire a immigrant artisan.
Terminator October 02, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Steve, what are you trying to say about $10/hr nail pounders? I would say that they are the salt of the earth and you would be living in an adobe hut without them. I would take a nail pounder any day instead of an arrogant creep like you.
Joe October 02, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Add carpenters to the long long list of those Americans Steve has bigoted views against. Why do you despise carpenters Steve? At least carpenters can create something. Can you create anything other that hate for others around you?
Buck Harmon October 02, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Thanks for proving my point once again Steve...loser comments just roll off your finger tips...
Joe October 02, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Sorry I post more words than you twits can comprehend. 140 characters must be your limit. Being so closed minded is par for the course for you.
Bill Howard October 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
According to Martin O'Malley, your kids are less of a priority than illegal aliens. If these teachers want to support the Dream Act they should educate illegals on their own time after school.


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