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December 1st, 2011
05:45 PM ET

At Georgia's Freedom University, undocumented students study in secret

By Thelma Gutierrez and Traci Tamura, CNN

Every Sunday, in an unmarked building, in an undisclosed location in the college town of Athens, Georgia, a group of students quietly gather in secret. They are aspiring professors, diplomats and engineers who have been banned from Georgia's top five public universities.

But here, in this donated space, it is safe to study.

This place is called Freedom University. It has one classroom and four professors, scholars who've taught at the likes of Amherst, Harvard, Emory and Yale, who are teaching here, on their days off, without pay.

Their students are undocumented. They have nowhere else to go and no one else to teach them.

Read the full story on CNN's Schools of Thought blog

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. JUON VALDEZ JESUSE HERNANDEZ

    IF CANADA CATCHES US ROBING AND STEALING AND A HOUSE FULL OF DRUGS AND CASH,WILL THEY BUY US A PLANE TIKET HOME?

    December 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. theo

    Why don' t you guys apply to come to Canada? America is going down fast and will soon follow the Roman Empire. and the British Empire. Your knowledge will be welcomed in a more humane society like Canada. So long as there are Republicans America is doomed,

    December 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • troubled.alex

      They won't come to Canada because Canada has a language proficiency requirement for immigration that surpasses anything that the US has. That's how Canada keeps immigrants out. I have friends who are pensioners from Germany who could not immigrate to Canada because the wife could not pass the language test. Why don't you tell your country to stop its exclusionary linguistic practices?

      December 8, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Freedom University Supporter

    Please consider donating to this important project at http://www.freedomuniversitygeorgia.org

    December 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |