By Ron Meyer, Young America's Foundation
After exposure from
Young America's Foundation, California lawmakers, and the
Fox News reports UCLA has decided to shut down National
Dream University (NDU).
The cost of 18 credits at the NDU, which planned to admit
illegal immigrants, was set to be $2400-less than half the
cost of 18 credits for in-state students at UCLA.
But even more public outrage came from the program's admission
requirements. UCLA professors teamed up the National Labor College
(arm of organized labor) to design this program to train liberal
activists using tax payer dollars.
Out of four admission requirements, one was to
"demonstrate commitment to immigrant/labor rights and
One of the professors in charge of NDU, Kent
Wong (director of the UCLA Labor Center), is a known
refused to answer Fox News' questions on NDU. Wong
recently told a group of activists at a rally, "you will go
onto become lawyers and teachers and doctors and members of the
U.S. Senate to replace those old white men."
Thankfully, UCLA decided not to allow its professors to carry
out this program, but NDU and programs like it ma y not be
completely dead. UCLA's given excuse for ending the program was
procedural, saying the professors and departments "did not go
through the proper channels" to create the program.
In response to a legislative query, University of California
President Mark Yudof
said, "UCLA's actions do not preclude a future
agreement between the Labor Center and National Labor
So, NDU or another Leftist training program like it could still
be back next year. Stay tuned…
Ron Meyer--age 22--is the spokesman for Young
America's Foundation. He's a frequent guest on Fox News and the
Sean Hannity Radio Show. Email him at