"More than one in three Native American kids live in poverty, and 22 percent ages 25 and older have not finished high school, the lowest of any racial/ethnic demographic group across all schools. Only 13 percent of Native Americans have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 29 percent of the US population.
"SB 164 removes a significant barrier to breaking out of poverty through higher education by ensuring that all TANF/CalWORKS students receive the benefit of priority registration.
"SB 164 was approved by a unanimous, bipartisan vote in the Assembly Higher Education Committee Tuesday afternoon.
"The bill will now move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee before heading to the Assembly floor for a full vote."
California Bill SB 164 was approved by the governor on July 21, 2017! It passed!
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