Who Gets the Break?

Should illegal immigrants qualify for in-state college tuition? Inside a brewing controversy

"Pamela" would like you to know that she loves art. That she would have got honors at her graduation from Marlborough High School in Marlborough, Mass., last month, except for a slip on her Algebra II final. That she would go to the Massachusetts College of Art this fall, but her restaurant-worker parents can't pay the nearly $18,000 tuition. And that the tuition would cost just $6,400 if state legislators approved a bill to allow students like her, an illegal immigrant, to pay in-state rates at Massachusetts' public colleges and universities.

Pamela, who arrived with her family from Chile in 2000...

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